• Taro Root and Chili Cakes

    Nutrition Facts

    Serving Size 2 patties
    Calories 130
    Calories from Fat 20
    Total Fat 3 g
    Saturated Fat 0 g
    Cholesterol 0 mg
    Sodium 270 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 22 g
    Dietary Fiber 3 g
    Sugars 3 g
    Proteins 7 g
    Vitamin A 160% DV
    Vitamin C 220% DV
    Calcium 20% DV
    Iron 15% DV
    Percent Daily Values (DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

    Servings and Times

    Servings 6
    Preparation Time 2 hours
    Cups of Fruits and Vegetables Per Person:  1.0

    Ingredients and Preparation

    Ingredients Measures
    Taro root 1¾ pounds
    Light olive oil 1 teaspoon
    Large onion, (use sweet onion) finely diced
    Jalapeño chili, cored seeded and finely diced
    Egg substitute ½ cup
    Salt ½  teaspoon
    Carrot, grated 1 cup
    Italian parsley, chopped 3 tablespoons
    All-purpose flour ½ cup
    Directions
    1. Place the taro in a large steamer, cover, and steam for 30-40 minutes, or until very tender. Cover with cold water, then peel when cool enough to handle.
    2. Cut each taro root into several pieces and beat with an electric mixer until it has the consistency of smooth paste.
    3. Preheat the oven to 450°F. Warm the oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Sauté the onion and jalapenos until very soft but not browned, about 10 minutes.
    4. Add the egg substitute, salt, carrot, and parsley to the taro paste. Add the onion mixture and combine well.
    5. Cover a large plate with flour. Scoop about twelve 1/8 th cup balls of the taro mixture onto the plate and dust with flour.
    6. Using the palm of your hand, flatten each ball into a patty about ½ inches thick.
    7. Lay the patties on a greased cookie sheet.
    8. Lightly coat the tops of the cakes with cooking spray and bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes. Turn the patties and bake for 10 minutes more, or until golden brown.

    Diabetic ExchangeFruit: 0; Vegetables: 1; Meat: 0; Milk: 0; Fat: 0; Carbs: 1; Other: 0Diabetic exchanges are calculated based on the American Diabetes Association Exchange System. Exchanges are rounded up or down to equal whole numbers. Therefore, partial exchanges are not included.

    Source Melissa’s World Variety Produce, Graham Kerr

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