Specialist wholesaler Funnybones Foodservice has introduced fries with flavours from the New World with the introduction of their Yuca Fries and NEW Tostones plantain slices.
Both are fried till crispy so are tasty alternatives to the potato chip, and both are staples of the Americas and the Caribbean where Funnybones Foodservice focusses its’ expertise.
“The trend for foods from across the Americas has grown to such an extent that customers are becoming increasingly adventurous and are demanding new dishes with authentic flavours from this region of the world,”
explains Tom Styman-Heighton Development Chef at Funnybones Foodservice.
“By introducing these new potato alternatives we are giving casual dining outlets the opportunity to offer their customers exciting new dishes that offer the authentic tastes of South America.”
Tostones are found in the heart of South America where they are a favourite food. Slices of green plantain are peeled, sliced and fried before being crushed and then fried again until they are crisp and golden brown.
They are an extremely popular side dish in South America and the Caribbean where they are served alongside fish and meat dishes, perhaps with a dip or topped with cheese. They can also be served as an appetiser, as part of a Tex-Mex sharing platter or as a bar snack.
Tostones are available from Funnybones in packs of around 15weighing one kilo. Oven cook or deep fry from frozen.
Yuca Fries are made from the tuberous root also known as Cassava. Brown skinned and white fleshed, this versatile root is one of the largest sources of carbohydrate in many parts of the world.
Yuca Fries are often served with meat, sprinkled with salt, pepper and lime juice – they make a perfect side to grilled fish or meat and give any dish a truly tropical twist.
Our frozen Yuca Fries come par-fried ready to be finished in the fryer. They are about 8 x 1.5cm in size and come in packs of approximately 20 weighing 500g.