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Taro fries recipe with sriracha ketchup

Kris Mullen is a Canadian ex-pat living in Dallas working as a full-time food photographer and recipe creator. In January 2011, she started the award winning food blog Munchin with Munchkin (www.munchinwithmunchkin.com). Kris strives to ...

Not your average spud in these fries

Tired of the same old spuds? Try these taro fries for a change of pace. An Asian root vegetable, taro is nutritious and hearty. The flavor is similar to a potato with a mild coconut taste. These fries are guaranteed to zest up your next grill out!

Taro fries with sriracha ketchup

Taro fries with sriracha ketchup

Serves 4

Try replacing potato fries with these taro fries and impress the family. They are similar in taste, but slightly more exotic. The spicy sriracha ketchup kicks it up a notch and would be excellent with a bahn mi.

Ingredients:

  • 1 large taro root
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 drop chili oil
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon sriracha sauce
  • 1 drop chili oil

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Wash and peel the taro root and slice it into thin strips.
  3. In a bowl combine the vegetable oil, sesame oil and one drop of chili oil. Toss the taro strips in the oil and salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Place the taro strips on a cookie sheet and bake for 10 minutes. Turn the taro fries and bake for an additional 10 minutes until golden and crispy.
  5. In a small bowl combine ketchup, sriracha, and one drop of chili oil. Whisk the ingredients to combine.
  6. Serve the taro fries warm with sriracha ketchup.

Note: Never eat taro root raw as it is toxic when uncooked.

More Asian recipes

Taro root chips
Spicy banh mi sandwiches
Asian barbecue recipes

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