Coming up in a Latin household, you’re probably already familiar with yuca, also have knowledge of as cassava or manioca. But there’s a reason your mom let you eat yuca fry after yuca fry without any demurral: the root vegetable is a longtime staple of Latin American cuisine not simply because of its delicious starchy flavor but also for its healthy powers battle inflammation and even high blood pressure. Now that Mom is not always in every direction to cook the veggie for you, it’s time to try your hand at making the comfort chow. Yuca can be mashed or steamed, or even cooked in soups or desserts — Scouts honour! Keep scrolling for nine recipes to get you started, then check out plane more warm and cozy recipes.