Taro root has all sorts of benefits. It is rich in fiber and other important nutrients, as a resistant starch it may help control blood sugar, due to its high fiber content, it may reduce the risk of heart disease, it even has anticancer properties. It is said that taro root is good for your gut health and can even help you lose weight. Health reasons or not, it is delicious with a little kokoda on top.
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Fiji Fried Taro Root
- 1 1 b. taro root
- oil for frying
- 1 clove garlic minced
- salt and pepper to taste
- Peel the taro root and place in salted boiling water until just tender (take care not to overcook or it will become mushy and fall apart.)
- When cool, cut into slices
- heat cooking oil over medium high heat, add taro root to oil and cook until golden brown, flip over and brown other side.
- Remove and sprinkle with salt, pepper and minced garlic clove.
- Enjoy with the national dish called kokoda or as a side dish on its own.