I have been trying out the Perfect Health Diet's recommendation of starch intake. I wanted to try taro and went to an Asian grocery store. I picked up a four pound corm of taro. (They also had smaller corms of taro, but the clerk suggested I get a bigger one). Similar to the one pictured here: http://reddragoncoltd.trustpass.alibaba.com/product/106208291-101365058/big_taro_root.html
Any suggestions on how to cook it?
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Peel it with a potato peeler, slice it, and cook it like you would a potato: roasted, stir fried, mashed, baked. You can also steam it. I throw some taro in braised or curried meats, as an alternative to starchy vegetables like carrots/potatoes. Cook it thoroughly to decrease toxicity: taro contains oxalates, you may want to check how your body reacts before eating too much and/or too often. Personally, I had no problem at all, but I seldom eat it. Bon appetit!
Roasted taro and Chinese short ribs are a match made in paleo heaven.
isn't poi made from taro? I heard poi is very tasty, but I have never tried it.
lol... The only way to cook taro is island style,
Paleo Taro - Boil Taro till cooked through - Empty water - add onions - add coconut cream
let it simmer for 5-10mins on very low heat then serve