Homemade Taro Chips

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    Taro chips are so easy to make at home yourself and you get a lot more than those bags at the grocery store!

    So, the past three years I’ve wanted beachy waves in my hair. In college, it was all about straight hair. I had hair all the way down below my chest and it was always stick straight. Couldn’t live without my hair straightener! Then, a week before graduation, I decided to chop off all my hair. I got a stacked bob and I’ve basically had it since college. I keep going back and forth whether or not I want to grow out my hair again. I miss my long hair but I do know that growing it out for our wedding two years ago was such a pain. I’m not used to having my thick heavy hair on my neck so nearly every day when I was growing it out, I was bitching about how I can’t wait to cut it. I think I just need to get over that stage and stick through it. Who knows what I’ll do.

    Anyway, so I’ve been watching tutorials online on how to get beachy waves and my girl friends all told me about getting a curling wand ’cause supposedly it gets you better results. I decided I was going to do it! Wavy hair, here we go. Wrong. I can’t get it to look right and the hair wand is impossible to use. I know it’s a learning curve but I get frustrated easily :) and I keep burning my fingers left and right. I don’t like the heatproof glove they give you ’cause it feel so unnatural. I guess I’m just going to have to get a few singed fingertips before I get the hang of this. Got any tips for me using a curling wand? Apart of me also thinks that it’s never going to work with my short hair because it’s so thick and has a ton of volume so I literally look like I got a perm, haha

    Taro chips are so easy to make at home yourself and you get a lot more than those bags at the grocery store!

    Taro chips!! You know those bags of Terra Chips you get in stores or sometimes get on JetBlue planes? I always dig out the taro chips and save them for last. They’re my favorite. They have now started making bags of just taro chips but they’re expensive and you don’t get a lot! Taro chips are super easy to make at home yourself (if you like frying stuff) and not expensive at all. Taro is pretty cheap at grocery stores, especially if you go to an international grocery store. I have a photo of what taro looks like below in case you’re curious.

    I was really hoping mine would have more purple in it than what I got but it’s not like I could chop it in half at the grocery store :) either way, purple or not, these taro chips were delish!

    Taro chips are so easy to make at home yourself and you get a lot more than those bags at the grocery store!

    Taro isn’t the most attractive looking root out there but it’s sure delicious!


    Homemade Taro Chips

    Taro chips are so easy to make at home yourself and you get a lot more than those bags at the grocery store!
    Prep Time: 20 mins
    Cook Time: 10 mins
    Total Time: 30 mins
    Servings (adjustable, but please note that results, timing, and cookware may vary when adjusting servings): 50 -70
    Author: Julie Chiou
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    • 2 large taro roots, rinsed and peeled then sliced to 1/16-inch thin with a mandoline slicer
    • 8 cups canola oil
    • Kosher salt


    • Prepare a plate with a couple sheets of paper towels.
    • Heat up canola oil to 350 degrees Fahrenheit in a heavy bottom pot, such as a Dutch oven.
    • Once the oil is heated up, carefully place a handful of taro into the pot and fry for 1-2 minutes, flipping them halfway through to ensure even cooking and browning on both sides. Using a spider strainer, fish out the chips and place on paper towel-lined plate to drain excess oil. Sprinkle kosher salt onto hot taro chips.
    • Repeat until all taro is fried.
    • This is best eaten day of.


    The number of chips you get are dependent on how big your taro is.

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  • Melanie @ Carmel Moments says:

    I’ve never tried taro chips but they look amazing!
    I’ve never used a curling wand but I’d love to see the wavy beach hair! You will share all your tips, right? :-)

  • If you unlock the beachy wave secret, let me know! Mine usually look more like “fro” waves. They’re a mess!

  • Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain says:

    HA! I second what Erin said. I feel beachy wave hair shouldn’t be complicated! Now, pass me some chips.

  • Kevin @ Closet Cooking says:

    Taro is an ingredient that I do not use nearly enough and those chips look so perfectly golden brown and crispy!

  • Rachel @ Baked by Rachel says:

    ha! I love that we both talked about the wand today. And these taro chips look spectacular! I need to make some asap!

  • marla says:

    A great alternative to anything you can buy at the store!!

  • Marybeth says:

    cracks me me up about the hair wand….menopause made my stick straight hair curly….now I have beach waves…better than hot flashes!! LOL!

  • Chrissy says:

    Friends have been trying to get me to switch from an iron to a wand, and you just reinforced my reason for not doing so-impatience! And, yay taro chips!

  • Jenny Flake says:

    I’ve never had these before! They look and sound amazing!!

  • LoveCompassionateLee says:

    I tried using the curling wand to style my mom’s hair…it’s too complicated for me. But, I’m so glad that you shared the taro chip recipe. I’m always on the look out for new crunchy snacks.

    Happy Monday :)

  • Maria says:

    Oh YUM!! These look amazing :)

  • Gaby says:

    These chips looks fantastic!

  • Heather Christo says:

    Chips look awesome! By the way- the curling wand is my best friend- and you don;t have to have long hair to have wavy hair! Look at like Jessica Alba with a wavy bob- I cut a bob again after growing mine out and curl it all the time :)

  • Laura (Tutti Dolci) says:

    I’m all about a crunchy snack so I have a feeling I’d inhale these chips!

  • Kaily says:

    Wow the chips are fantastic and i want to eat …..

  • Rizvi says:

    Thanks for this post because after reading this i learn to make patato chips.

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