Root are delicious vegetables found underground. These delicious veggies come in varies sizes and shapes and can be found around the world. Roots can be boiled or fried. The Taro Fritter can be served as an appetizer, a snack or even given as a delicious party favor. Surprisingly, roots are commonly under appreciated.
Recipe (yielding 6-8 servings)
2 Taro Roots
1/4 cup of flour
3 cups of vegetable oil
2 tablespoons of salt
1 tablespoon of pepper
1/4 cup of milk
1/4 cup of parsley
1/2 green pepper
2 habanero peppers (seeded)
3 cloves of garlic (minced)
Step1. Chop onions, green pepper, habanero pepper, parsley and garlic cloves.
Step 2. In a middle size saucer pan add oil to hot pan and saute chopped ingredients until onions are clear, season with salt and pepper. Then remove from stove top.
Step 3. Peel and grate root, add milk and flour. Then mix all together.
Step 4. Then fold in the sauteed veggies. Let mixture sit for about an hour before frying. I placed my batch in the freezer for 30 mins because I couldn't wait to eat it.
Step 5. In a shallow pot/deep fryer add oil. Once the oil is hot you are going to spoon in the akra mixture (about the size of meatballs). The consistency of the akra mixture does not allow to form balls before dropping into the oil, so use a large tablespoon to spoon in the mixture into the hot oil. Once in the oil it puffs up and takes the shape.
Step 6. Remove once golden brown and enjoy.
A pli ta (Until next time)...