Taro Root Fritters (Malanga Fritters)

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Taro Root Fritters (Malanga Fritters)


Taro Root is one of my favorite roots, I like it above any other roots. It has a good flavor and is creamy. 

In my country is a traditional dish, we called Malanga for the less shape size, and the bigger one, other variety we called Chopos. We eat them in pieces boiled or mashed,  fried chips or baked, malanga fritters, or being part of the stew of vegetables and meat broth. Could be white or yellow inside, the outer part is brown and has like little hairs on it.

Never ever you can eat it raw or boil it with the skin because it has calcium oxalate that leads to kidney stones and gout, also some people have to use gloves to cut out the skin because it causes itching. The best way I found to peel out is in running water.

We are used to grating it by hand, but as technology always helps us with this method saves time and effort.

They can be eaten alone, with any food, for parties and celebration.

Is one of the first food for babies as puree, and elderly persons, with additional milk or water, thanks to its digestive qualities.
















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The Taro Root is an approved food for Paleo and Paleo-AIP eaters, is gluten-free, and is composed of healthy ingredients, is one of the best hypoallergenic foods around the world,  has a good amount of fiber (3 times more than potatoes), minerals: selenium, zinc, iron, calcium, magnesium, copper, and manganese, vitamins: A, C, E, K, B1, folic acid, B2, B3, B5, and B6, calories, protein, 17 amino acids, omega-3, carbohydrates, potassium, and sodium.

Health Benefits of Taro Root:                                                  
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Taro root.

  • Aids digestion and boost the digestive process.
  • Helps maintain a healthy heart, muscles, nerves function and bones.
  • Can reduce fatigue and raises energy.
  • Antioxidant properties.
  • Boosts the immunity.
  • Reduces hypertension.
  • Lower the glycemic index.




You should try these fritters, they are breathtaking!.


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Taro Fritter with ground meat, cabbage, spinach, cashew seeds and reduction of balsamic vinegar.

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Taro Fritter with ground meat, cabbage, spinach, cashew seeds and reduction of balsamic vinegar.



















          TARO ROOT FRITTERS (Malanga Fritters)

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Ingredients:
  1. 1 pound of taro root peeled and chopped into pieces.
  2. 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  3. Dash of black pepper
  4. 1 or 2 whole eggs (depend on the size)
  5. 3-4  garlic cloves
  6. 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder (makes them airy instead of greasy, but it`s optional)
  7. 1/2 cup of coconut oil, or avocado oil for frying them.
Instructions: 
            
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Explanation of how to make Taro Fritters.
                                       
Throw the ingredients in a food processor until becomes a thick mix.

Put the oil in a skillet at medium temperature until is hot but not smoking. This temperature helps them will be cooked internally. 

Put the mixture in spoonfuls and let them brown before turning it over. You can splash hot oil over them, to speed up the cooking process, and it`s easier to turn them.

Dry them on a paper towel, to remove the excess oil.

Enjoy!.

Note: I suggested 2 eggs if they are small if you have a large egg, use only one.

The recipe makes more or less 8 fritters if you want a larger one to put meat on it, put 2-3 tablespoons of the mix on the oil and fix the mixture with the back of the tablespoon, be careful when turning it.

Preparation Time: 5-7 min
Cook Time: 10-15 min
Total Time: 20 min.


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Remember, "Your body is a temple, but only if you treat it as one". Astrid Alauda.

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