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nuegados de yuca
Nuegados de Yuca
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins
Nuégados de yuca (cassava nuegados) are delicious traditional cheese donuts from El Salvador that are typically prepared during Easter.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Latin American, Salvadoran, Vegetarian
Servings: 25 nuegados
Author: Vera Abitbol
For the nuégados
  • 1 lb cassava , peeled, rinsed and ground very finely
  • 2 eggs , beaten
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 oz. hard (or soft) cheese, grated
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • Vegetable oil (for frying)
For the panela honey
  • ½ lb panela whole, broken into pieces, or ground
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 sticks cinnamon
  • 3 whole cloves
Panela Honey
  1. Pour the panela into a large saucepan.
  2. Add the water and spices.
  3. Simmer over medium heat until the panela is completely dissolved.
  4. Mix and boil over low heat, stirring frequently until the honey thickens enough to leave the spoon covered with a light layer, about 10 to 15 minutes. Set aside.
  1. Mix all the ingredients to form a soft dough.
  2. Shape the nuégados like a small tortilla.
  3. Heat a large pot with oil and deep-fry the nuégados until they are golden brown.
  4. Serve the nuégados drizzled with panela honey.