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A plateful of fried taro chips

Taro Chips

A lovely chip made from taro root.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Tanzanian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
4 hour soaking time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 35 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 376kcal
Author Darlene at International Cuisine


  • 1 lb. taro root peeled and sliced thinly
  • 1/2 cup oil for frying +/-
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Peel the taro root, slice thinly using a mandolin. Place in water and set aside for about 4 hours
  • Drain the Taro root slices and pat dry
  • heat cooking oil in a frying pan or deep fryer over medium high heat, add taro root to oil and cook until golden brown, flip if necessary depending on how much oil you have in the pan.
  • Remove and sprinkle with salt, pepper and minced garlic clove.
  • Serve warm


Calories: 376kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 13mg | Potassium: 670mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 86IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 1mg