Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

A lower-fat version of the deep fried puffs. This is from "A Hundred Years of Island Cooking", an old cookbook from the Hawaiian Electric Company.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 475°F Using 1 tablespoon of the butter, butter two muffin pans with 1 3/4-inch cups.
  2. Sift flour with baking powder and salt. Work flour mixture into mashed taro. Shape into 1-inch balls and place in prepared pans.
  3. Press pieces of remaining butter into the top of each ball. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until puffy and brown.
  4. Serve immediately.


Most Helpful

Great way to integrate Taro into a side dish. I've also pan-fried in olive oil (3-5 minutes per side), and sometimes add Chinese Five Spice when I want to infuse more flavor.

Mewnshine March 22, 2008

I think we still prefer these deep fried, but this was a great healthier alternative. I love taro, and it's always nice to find another use for it! Thanks Chilicat!

AmandaInOz July 29, 2007

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