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Taro Fries with Cilantro Mayo

Author: Thomas Pagot
Learn how to make taro fries! Crispy on the outside, and tender on the inside, these taro fries come with a zesty cilantro mayo. Only 5 ingredients and 45 minutes are required!
Prep Time : 15 minutes
Resting time : 30 minutes
Total Time : 45 minutes
Servings 2 servings (as an appetizer)


Taro Fries

  • 1 medium taro about 14 ounces - 400g
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 cups oil for frying

Cilantro Lime Mayo

  • 1/2 cup vegan mayo
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro
  • 2 tsp lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp lime zests


  • Using a sharp knife, cut the taro root into 1/2-inch thick slices. Peel each slice and rinse them under cold water. Next, cut each slice into 1/2-inch thick strips or wedges.
  • Transfer the taro strips to a large mixing bowl. Cover with about 3 cups of water and add the salt. Soak the taro for about 30 minutes.
  • Next, drain the taro strips and rinse them under cold water. Spread the taro strips on a plate lined with a kitchen paper towel to remove the excess moisture.
  • Add the oil to a deep frying pan and heat over medium heat. Once the oil is hot, carefully add the taro strips and fry for 4-5 minutes, stirring from time to time to make sure the fries are golden brown on each side.
  • Once the fries are golden brown, remove them from the oil using a slotted spoon and transfer them to a plate lined with parchment paper. Sprinkle with more salt to taste and let cool for a few minutes before serving with the cilantro mayo!

Cilantro Lime Mayo

  • In a small bowl, stir together all of the ingredients.


Taro fries are best served immediately, otherwise like any fries, they tend to soften.
Course : Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine : Vietnamese
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