Caribbean Mashed Eddoes

In the Caribbean if you eat where the locals eat, chances are you’ll be enjoying eddos. This dish will look like your regular mashed potatoes. But it is cooked with this delicious and unique tropical root.

INGREDIENTS:

1 lb eddos
1/2 cup milk
2 tbs butter
1/2 tsp each salt and pepper
1/2 tsp nutmeg

Yield: 4 servings
Prep time: 10 minutes, plus 20 minutes for eddo cooking in steps 1 and 2.

DIRECTIONS:

1. In a large saucepan over high heat, add enough water to cover the eddos. Bring the water to a rapid boil. Add the eddos and boil for 15 to 20 minutes. Add more water when necessary to keep the eddos covered.
2. Drain and peel the eddos after boiling. They are slippery when cooked. Use a clean cloth or a new scouring pad to hold them while peeling. Chop coarsely. This can be done up to 2 days ahead of time; just store the eddos in water that covers them and drain before step 3.
3. In a large bowl, mash the eddos with a potato masher until relatively smooth.
4. Add the milk and butter; stir to combine. Add salt, pepper and nutmeg.

Stir to combine and serve warm.

Crispy Organic Malanga Root Patties

Check out this delicious and healthy Malanga Root Patties, they are great for lunch and even dinner with a nice side salad.
Ingredients:

4 – Cups of Cooked Organic Malanga Root, or Taro Root, or Potatoes – Mashed—if using potatoes add a little Xanthin Gum Powder, about a 1/8 teaspoon will make the potatoes stick together better.

16 – Large Organic Green Onions – Chopped

12 – Organic Cherry Tomatoes – Cut in Half

1 1/2 – Tablespoon of Organic Garlic Powder

A Few Dashes – Organic Hot Sauce or instead mild chili powder can be used

Salt and Pepper to Taste

Spray Organic Olive Oil

Boil the Malanga until soft, drain, then mash and let cool. Then add cut up green onions and red cherry tomatoes, hot sauce, garlic powder, and salt and pepper to taste.

Next make 5 inch patties with this mixture and set aside. Then spray each patty on the top and bottom with a little bit of olive oil and brown in heavy pan on both sides. These patties really become nice and crisp on the outside if browned in a convection oven.

Let cool and serve with a nice side salad.

This recipe makes about 8 patties