Cassava is a ‘wonder root’ planted all over Brazil (and several other developing countries). It grows very well on hot and humid climates and it’s a very resilient plant. Which makes it an ideal crop for those in need of a lot of quick starch, like developing countries. But more than just being a symptom of our under-development, cassava is now a mainstay of Brazilian cooking. Brazilians use cassava in hundreds of recipes varying from main courses to desserts and even bread, cakes and starters.
This recipe is by far the easiest thing you can use cassava for. Because of its massive starch content, cassava makes really great chunky and cracking crispy chips. But there are a few tricks to adding more taste to them.