The taro root, avilable in most supermarkets, is cultivated in many areas of the world including West Africa, Asia, Central America, South America and the Caribbean and Polynesian islands. It is a starchy tuber vegetable that looks like, and can be used similar to, a potato but has a nuttier flavor. Deep fried, they cook faster and taste better.
- 2 -3 taro root, about 2 inches in diameter.
- 3 -4 cups vegetable oil, for deep frying.
- Place oil in a deep fryer and heat to 350°F.
- Slice Taro Roots thinly (perhaps a bit thicker than a potato chip).
- Fry the sliced Taro in small batches until lightly golden (about 2 minutes).
- Drain on paper towels and salt lightly.
- Eat as they are or use as dippers.