Healthy Homemade Taro Chips | Gabi Chips

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



  1. Peel the taro root then soak in a bowl of water to avoid the root from turning brown.
  2. Using a food processor/mandolin slicer, thinly slice the taro root.
  3. Mix the cold water and salt into a large bowl until the salt has thoroughly dissolved.
  4. Soak the taro root in the mixture for 1 hour.
  5. Drain the salty water mixture and rinse the taro root 3 times.
  6. Heat the oil in a fryer/deep pan, then add the taro root.
  7. Continuously stir the taro root into the oil until lightly brown.
  8. Remove the taro root from the oil and strain to remove the excess oil.
  9. 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...




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