Winter here is characterized by cold and sub zero temperature. Dec,Jan and Feb are peak winter months. Surprisingly the weather hasn’t been bad as expected. It doesn’t seem like January so far. The weather is going to be great the entire week; it’s in 30F’s. Wow am I dreaming or what??:)
I am not a big fan of winter, it’s a little depressing. I know it’s time to enjoy winter activities, but how long? One can’t do that every day….huh! I miss stepping out and playing with my little one. Oh how much I hate winters!!! Anyways I should stop cribbing coz for now, we ain’t experiencing any snow storm or freezing temperature. I baked these Taro chips last evening and couldn’t stop munching. It was just perfect for the weather. The picky little one enjoys anything crunchy…so this is one of her fav now:)
I had some small Taro root lying at home for almost 2 weeks. The best part about them is there shelf life is much longer than most of the vegetables. Since I couldn’t slice the entire vegetable, I chopped the remaining into bite size pieces, seasoned with salt and pepper; baked them until crisp, for about 30 minutes. It tasted a lot like breakfast potatoes. They taste great as soon as they are baked;but they tend to harden in a few hours’ time. However, the Chips remain crispy for long; all you need to do is to store them in an airtight container. You may sprinkle salt, pepper, paprika, chili powder/cayenne pepper as per your liking. Instead of drizzling the entire baking sheet with oil, just brush them over. This way you will not need a lot of oil( I used about a teaspoon oil for about 6 taro’s), thus making it healthy!
BAKED TARO CHIPS
Makes a big bowl of chips
Chili powder/cayenne pepper
Directions: Peel the skin and slice the taro using any slicer(mandoline slicer). Place them on a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake in batches; do not over crowd the pan and also do not overlap the slices. Using a brush slightly brush them with olive oil. Sprinkle salt, pepper and chili powder. Bake for 5-6 minutes, rotating mid-way. Bake until its golden brown on the edges and crisp. They brown quickly so watch out.
They become crispier when they come to room temperature. Enjoy the crunchy-munchy healthy chips:)