This is a pretty popular snack in my home country.  I remember after school buying an egg ball at a roadside vendor.  Its was a cheap snack that was quite filling.  Its made with cassava..better known as yuca and hard boiled eggs.  Its  a wonderful surpise in the middle of a creamy fried creation.   This is usually eaten with a spicy mango chutney.  If you love potatoes you will love cassava…its starch and delicioso!  If you’re not a lover of eggs you can omit the hard boiled eggs and just fry the cassava balls, this is known as cassava puff.

Egg Ball and Cassava Puffs

1 1/2 lb cassava a.k.a yuca

2 tbsp butter

6 eggs

salt and black pepper to taste

flour to roll balls in


Boil cassava and 5 eggs in salted water for about 25 to 30 mins until cassava is fork tender, drain.  Mash cassava until smooth, take out the lumpy bits that cannot be mashed.  Peel the eggs and set aside.  Add 1 raw egg, butter, salt and pepper to the cassava, mix well.  For egg balls, cover the eggs with the cassava to form a ball.  The egg should be completely covered by the cassava mixture.  Roll in flour and fry until golden brown.  Serve these with mango chutney or mango achaar.