Hubby brought these home by accident from our farmers market one evening.. I was intrigued.. 🙂
It’s a root.. I did what any sane person would do with a root vegetable.. Fry it !! but I boiled it first.. I could tell it’s like a Cassava but wasn’t sure.. It was a success!!
It’s a Malanga root.. Very common in Cuban cuisine.. also called Taro root..
so I boiled a couple of them in a pressure cooker for about 10 minutes on medium heat. or you can boil them covered for about 15-18 minutes in a stockpot with 2 cups of water on medium heat till a fork comes out clean when the root is pricked with it.
Peel and cut into thick strips.
Shallow fry like below for 3-4 minutes on each side till a beautiful golden brown.
Season with sea salt, coarse black pepper, dry garlic powder and some dry thyme