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Poi

Randy Mayor
Yield 3 cups (serving size: 1/4 cup)
Like grits in the American South, poi is a bland Hawaiian side dish that you serve plain and let people season with salt or pepper. Look for taro in the produce department with other tubers, or order from www.melissas.com.

Ingredients

  • 2 quarts plus 1 1/4 cups water, divided
  • 1 1/2 pounds taro root, unpeeled

Nutrition Information

  • calories 5
  • caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
  • fat 0.0 g
  • satfat 0.0 g
  • monofat 0.0 g
  • polyfat 0.0 g
  • protein 0.4 g
  • carbohydrate 1.1 g
  • fiber 0.2 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 0.3 mg
  • sodium 1 mg
  • calcium 6 mg

How to Make It

  1. Bring 2 quarts water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Add taro; cook 40 minutes or until tender. Drain; cool 15 minutes. Peel; discard skin. Roughly chop taro. Place taro and 1 cup water in a blender; process until smooth. Add remaining 1/4 cup water, 1 tablespoon at a time, until desired consistency.

Cook's Notes

Look for taro in the produce department with other tubers, or order from www.melissas.com.