Poi

Poi Recipe
Randy Mayor
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.
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Yield:

3 cups (serving size: 1/4 cup)

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Nutritional 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

Ingredients

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

Preparation

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.

Note:

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

Lorrie Hulston Corvin,

March 2005
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