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Any suggestions for cooking Taro?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created January 13, 2011 at 7:52 AM

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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on September 07, 2013
at 01:28 AM

Really? I thought with the toxin or whatever load that Taro required more cooking than this. I'm always reluctant to buy it at the one place byme that carries it for that reason. Thanks for the info.

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on May 17, 2011
at 02:10 AM

Easy to do at home. Cook up some bacon, leave the grease in the pan, fry up slices of taro. Amazing deliciousness in no time!

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on January 13, 2011
at 08:15 AM

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!

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

(15976)

on September 07, 2013
at 01:28 AM

Really? I thought with the toxin or whatever load that Taro required more cooking than this. I'm always reluctant to buy it at the one place byme that carries it for that reason. Thanks for the info.

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on January 13, 2011
at 02:50 PM

Roasted taro and Chinese short ribs are a match made in paleo heaven.

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on May 17, 2011
at 06:12 AM

isn't poi made from taro? I heard poi is very tasty, but I have never tried it.

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on May 17, 2011
at 01:40 AM

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

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on January 13, 2011
at 04:29 PM

Would love to find taro chips coked in lard . . . .

4498698fa91a620e4ee5b618da71016a

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on May 17, 2011
at 02:10 AM

Easy to do at home. Cook up some bacon, leave the grease in the pan, fry up slices of taro. Amazing deliciousness in no time!

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