Night Market-Inspired Taro And Sweet Potato Oven Baked Fries

March 17, 2023
Taro and sweet potatoes are two of my favorite root vegetables. Simply delicious when converted into nutritious oven baked fries! This recipe is also inspired by my Thailand trip in one of the floating markets where they were selling taro fries and my Taiwan travels at their night markets selling cups of sweet potato fries. And I thought why not put the two together?
taro and sweet potato fries out of the oven.

Night Market-Inspired Taro And Sweet Potato Oven Baked Fries

Recipe Type: Allergen Free Appetizers
utensils YIELDS 6–8 servings
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  • 3 sweet potatoes (chopped)
  • ½ taro (chopped)
  • 4 tbsp cornstarch
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and pepper (to taste)
  • Choice of seasoning (I used thyme)
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1. Scrub clean and peel your sweet potatoes (I like using a mix of colored ones depending on what’s available either orange, yellow or purple ones) and taro. For this recipe, I got  a bag of sweet potatoes that came in different sizes. 

2. Carefully cut your root vegetables into halves until you have strips of your own veggie fries. (I like cutting them quite thick) 

3. In a large mixing bowl or tray, cover your veggie wedges with olive oil and cornstarch until everything is fully coated. 

4. Next simply add a dash of your favorite choice of seasoning, salt and pepper. 

5. Then on a baking tray with baking paper, lay your fries at least one inch apart from each other.

6. Bake into a preheated oven at 220°c for 20 minutes.

7. After the first 10 minutes, flip your fries on the other side and bake for another 10 minutes until golden brown. 

8. Finally enjoy with your favorite dip!

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Photo: Bel Faustino

Bel Faustino
Bel’s curiosity for healthy living started at a young age of 11. From mindful eating to exercise, she always had a sweet tooth struggle and her weakness are desserts. It then took her high school and uni days to find the balance to maintain the healthy lifestyle yet enjoy desserts in a more guilt-free way and veganizing them seems the way to do it. Obsessed with always finding healthier alternatives, she hopes to recreate her favorite non vegan treats and share her recipes through her culture (Filipina born in Macau, S.A.R., China), lifestyle, childhood memories and travels (Southeast Asia, USA, Mexico, UK and more to come!). Follow her journey in Instagram @belbrosasfaustino.


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