(Oven baked taro)
600g old taro
Sea salt flakes
1-2 tbsp veg oil (or cooking spray)
Preheat oven to 160 degree C (fan-force)
Peel taro and cut it into “fries” (about 1cm in thickness). Wash the taro to remove any excess starch*. Dry taro on a tea towel.
Toss taro in sea salt flakes and oil. If using cooking spray, make sure that you coat the taro evenly with oil. Otherwise, it will not get crispy.
Place taro on a baking sheet and bake till it’s crispy and lightly browned (about 45 mins).
Serve taro fries immediately. Sprinkle vinegar and extra salt if desired. I like to dip my taro fries in Thai sweet chilli sauce.
*soaking the taro in water and 1 tsp of limestone water for about 20 minutes makes it crispier.