Have you ever come home from a trip away and find no food - nothing ready at least - and then you mess around so fast you can throw together as a offering to the gods of hunger? Today was one of those days. My fridge had a great taro in it, and a pot of mustard. Since embracing the Paleo diet, I keep a variety of root vegetables in my fridge: sweet potato, purple sweet potato, sweet potato and Japan, Taro. Taro is not as attractive as sweet potatoes; its flavor is mild and the texture is definitely in starch, which might explain why he was the only tuber left in my fridge.
Although this is not the most exciting tuber, taro Lebanese Kolkas we love and call, a name related to taro tuber name America. Prepare taro usually in boiling water or fry, then cover with tarator tahini sauce, garlic, lemon juice and salt. Thus prepared, taro is super delicious. Today, however, I felt like chips (fries or, depending on where you live) and mustard. Taro quickly cooked. If finely slice is extra crispy. If it is thick, it has more of a comfort food chewiness. Using a mandolin is useful to achieve constant cutting width. I personally used a knife tonight because could not be bothered mandolin dishes.
Taro Chips Recipe with Dijon mustard
I fry most things with coconut oil, because I'm a fan of saturated fat. If coconut oil is not available, who had fried taro duck or goose fat, butter, lard or tallow. Heat your options fat to 160 C and add the slices in batches to suit the amount of fat you have available. Fry until golden taro tour (about 4 minutes). Dusting the pieces with salt and immersing them in a good quality Dijon has some heat thereto. It is a great thing - hearty and delicious - so beware you might get addicted (not that there's anything wrong with that). In Sydney, you can find taro any Asian grocer and Italian and should cost a bit more than its medium potato. Try it and let me know how you like it!