Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Cambodian Recipe - Taro Chips

When we were at the Elephant Bar at the Raffles Hotel, they served taro chips, which turned out to be a classy spin on chips and salsa, and far better than any bar food that I had ever tried. It is quite simple to make these tasty (and healthy) little treats.

Ingredients:

One large taro
Extra virgin olive oil
Salt

Preparation:

  1. Peel the taro. A carrot peeler works great, but if you do not have one just use a paring knife.
  2. Thinly slice the taro, then cut into strips.
  3. Soak the taro in water to remove excess starch.
  4. Generously spread olive oil on a baking sheet and place the taro on the sheet, careful no to overlap. Can also line with aluminum foil.
  5. Sprinkle with salt.
  6. Bake for 10 – 15 minutes on each side at 350 degrees.
  7. These can be eaten on their own or served with chutney, sweet chili sauce, or even on their own.

7 comments:

AJEYA RAO said...

Wat is a Taro?

The Cooking Ninja said...

ooh ... sounds very good. Never thought to do that. I mean they do sweet potato chips so taro would work too. :)

backpakker said...

hi..have the same query as Ajeya ..whats a taro ?

Ashley said...

Taro is believed to be one of the first cultivated vegetables. It is similar to a potato in flavor, but a bit sweeter with flecks of purple throughout.

It is a tropical vegetable grown throughout the world and takes on a variety of names, such as kalo in Hawaii, and chamagadda in southern India (Andhra Pradesh).

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