Haven’t done a GVE in a while! I actually got the Taro Root a couple weeks ago, but just used it last night. Good thing it is a root veggie and will keep well.
Taro root (also known as arrow root) is used a lot in Oceanic cultures. I also did not know that it is the basis of poi, eaten widely in Hawaii. It has about 120 calories for 3.5 ounces (cooked) and 5 grams of fiber. Good source of vitamin C, E, B, and manganese as well.
I decided to try making baked fries out of it since John was up for trying it, too!
Peeled and sliced (which was hard, like a sweet potato)
I drizzled with olive and and salt and pepper, then roasted at 400 degrees for about 40 minutes. That may have been a bit overlong, but the look good!
These fries were thick and chewy. An interesting texture, not light and fluffy like regular potatoes. They had a good flavor, mild and yummy dipped in ketchup! I would definitely get these again. I have a feeling that deep frying these would be awesome 😀
Might be interesting to try cubed up in soups or stews.