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
  1. Directions
  2. 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.
  3. Cut each taro root into several pieces and beat with an electric mixer until it has the consistency of smooth paste.
  4. 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.
  5. Add the egg substitute, salt, carrot, and parsley to the taro paste. Add the onion mixture and combine well.
  6. 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.
  7. Using the palm of your hand, flatten each ball into a patty about ½ inches thick.
  8. Lay the patties on a greased cookie sheet.
  9. 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 Exchange
Fruit: 0; Vegetables: 1; Meat: 0; Milk: 0; Fat: 0; Carbs: 1; Other: 0
Diabetic 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

EBSCO Information Services is fully accredited by URAC. URAC is an independent, nonprofit health care accrediting organization dedicated to promoting health care quality through accreditation, certification and commendation.

This content is reviewed regularly and is updated when new and relevant evidence is made available. This information is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with questions regarding a medical condition.

To send comments or feedback to our Editorial Team regarding the content please email us at healthlibrarysupport@ebsco.com. Our Health Library Support team will respond to your email request within 2 business days.

advertisement