Fried Taro Root (Inhames Fritos)

Taro root is an important food in many parts of the world.  It is a starchy food and can be prepared in many different ways.

Fried Taro Root (Inhames Fritos)


1 or 2

Time to Make

  • 10 minutes prep
  • 2 hours cook


  • 1 pound taro root 
  • oil for frying
  • salt
  • fresh ground black pepper 


  1. Place the taro roots in a saucepan and cover with water.  Add a pinch of salt to the water and cook over medium heat until the tarot is tender, about 1 1/2 hours.
  2. Let cool slightly then remove skins then slice into 1/2-inch rounds.  Fry in a pan of hot oil, over medium high heat until they are golden brown.
  3. Place on paper toweling to drain and season with salt and pepper.

2 thoughts on “Fried Taro Root (Inhames Fritos)

  1. Let me start by saying I love taro. But, I’d never made it myself, and I probably should have followed directions. Cooking is an art form, though -right? So I did it my way. I purchased a piece of already peeled taro at an Asian grocery, and decided to cut it into french fries and boil them. Good plan but I overcooked them. Still, I fried them very carefully so they wouldn’t fall apart. My goodness, those were so good! I ate them the Quebecois way, with mayo on the side. Delicious! Thanks for posting! Made for CQ3 by a Pi Rho Maniac.


  2. I love tarro chips and was excited to try this recipe for Culinary Quest 2016 Azores! (Stacy G) I used a whole unpeeled taro root and boiled for 1 1/2 hours. Sadly, It was just too long. My taro kind of fell apart. That said I took the pieces and fried them anyway! The taste was fabulous, but closer to french fries than chips only because the pieces were chunky. I will be making the recipe again and cooking only one hour. I’m really glad to have found this recipe and inspiration to make my own chips instead of paying $6 a bag at the store! Thanks for posting!!


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