Healthy Homemade Taro Chips | Gabi Chips
Tired of the greasy and unhealthy chips? Cook this alternative taro chips to have that guilt-free snacks. It's easy to make, it's low-carb, and overall a healthier-option for snacking compared to the standard potato chips or crackers.
A little backgrounder, Taro is also known as Gabi in the Philippines, and it's a root crop mostly cooked in stews. But I'm using taro/gabi as a healthy alternative to potato chips. This recipe is still however a fried dish, so feel free to bake the taro chips if you want an oil-free chips.
½ kilo fresh Taro root (peeled and thinly sliced)
¼ cup sugar
1 liter of cold water
Vegetable oil for deep frying
- Peel the taro root then soak in a bowl of water to avoid the root from turning brown.
- Using a food processor/mandolin slicer, thinly slice the taro root.
- Mix the cold water and salt into a large bowl until the salt has thoroughly dissolved.
- Soak the taro root in the mixture for 1 hour.
- Drain the salty water mixture and rinse the taro root 3 times.
- Heat the oil in a fryer/deep pan, then add the taro root.
- Continuously stir the taro root into the oil until lightly brown.
- Remove the taro root from the oil and strain to remove the excess oil.
- Serve in a bowl with a pinch of salt to desired taste.
Now if you are looking for other delicious snack ideas with a Filipino flavor, watch through my snack's recipe videos...