Fried Yucca Petals

Published on April 15, 2014 by Carol

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Fried Yucca Petals

Tribal Affiliation: Cherokee (born and raised in San Antonio, Texas)

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Orgin of Recipe: Offered by Offered by Susan Marie Smith-Kennedy …who learned this from Family recipe

Type of Dish: Contemporary & Traditional


  • 2 Fresh Tomatoes, Chopped
  • 2 Medium Onions, Chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon Shortening
  • Flower Stalk From Yucca Plant
  • 1 Cup Water
  • Salt And Pepper, To Taste
  • Directions:
    Pull flower petals from stalk and wash in salt water.
    Melt shortening in skillet and add flower petals, onion and tomatoes.
    Stir gently until onions are soft.
    Add water and simmer until most liquid is gone.
    Salt and pepper to taste.

    Note: The petals taste similar to cabbage.

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