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Cooking Instant Venezuelan Yuca Fritters

These cassava fritters are very traditional in Venezuela during Easter. My grandmother used to make them and they were delicious. The salty combination of cassava and cheese and the sweetness of molasses make them really irresistible. They are generally served as a snack, in the middle of the afternoon, accompanied by a coffee with milk. Prepare them! But make sure you do enough because everyone will want to repeat.


  • one lb cassava, peeled, cooked and deveined
  • one cup white hard cheese for frying, cut into pieces
  • one egg
  • one tablespoon Gold Medal ™ multipurpose wheat flour
  • one pinch of salt
  • Oil for frying

Panela Syrup:

  • two paper cups (panela), lined
  • 1/2 Cup of water
  • 4 cloves


1. In a food processor, place the cassava, cheese, egg, flour, and salt. Process until everything is well incorporated and you have a homogeneous mass.

2. In a deep pot, add the oil over medium heat and let it heat until it reaches a temperature of 350ºF

3. Moisten your hands with a little oil and form balls of equal size with the cassava dough.

4. Fry the fritters 4 by 4 until golden. Remove carefully and place on kitchen paper to absorb excess oil.

5. Serve hot bathed in paper-backed molasses.

6. To make the molasses, place all the ingredients in a small saucepan over medium-high heat and cook for 8-10 minutes until the molasses are golden in color and until the drops fall slowly from a wooden spoon. Strain and reserve.

Does Cheese Make Your Teeth White?

Every one of us wants to look good and look appealing to other eyes and in that way, we can earn respect and make friends with people easily. For that we need to look charming and wearing that good smile on our face will do.

To have a good smile, we need to have white teeth, as people feel, teeth looking white is healthy, and this is popular opinion and not sure whether is right or wrong. So, how can one make their teeth look white, just brushing them regularly is not enough because even after that for many people their teeth still look yellowish or dull white.

Now, here is a suggestion that can make your teeth white and that is by eating cheese, as eating cheese stimulates the secretion of saliva in your mouth and increases saliva secretion whereby the pH content gets neutralized by the saliva and this reduces the abrasion caused by other food products that contain acidic content and are harmful to layers of teeth. Also, excess saliva with cheese cleanses your teeth better and thus makes it look whiter. Hence, next, if you take in more fluids then eat cheese after them so that your teeth will look bright and white and can give you a best charming smile.