A special feature celebrating the 6th anniversary of Creole Me Up.
Hungry in Haiti? Smell something amazing? That’s probably the irresistible aroma of fresh Taro Tots coming from a fritay (fried foods) vendor’s tray! Taro Tots, also called Akra, are eaten hot and piled high with spicy pikliz. They also appear as a snack or a side dish at every gathering, but they’ve never been this easy to make for your guests!
Sweet, nutty taro root is grated and mixed with a blend of fresh herbs and spices. The only thing you have to do is fry them up and serve at your next party with lots of Creole Me Up Pickleez.
What you’ll need:
Cooking oil (Olive oil, grapeseed, peanut, sunflower, canola)
1. Heat up a skillet on medium temperature with about an inch of your choice of oil until it reaches 225 degrees.
2. Place the Taro Tots, still frozen, carefully into the oil. Fry for 3 minutes on one side, until golden brown. Flip and cook until the other side is the same color.
3. Set on paper towels to drain off excess oil
4. Plate and serve with lots of Haitian pikliz on top!
Made in Portland, OR by Creole Me Up. The founder, Elsy, was was raised in Jérémie, Haiti, where she used to crush the ingredients for the épis of the day in her family kitchen's wooden mortar and pestle. She founded Creole Me Up in 2017, with the goal of providing chemical and allergen-free plant-based products with rich flavors while staying true to her Haitian roots, culture, and background.