Coconut-Crusted Taro Fries

Ever heard of baked taro fries? To all the AIP-eaters, nightshade-intolerants, and healthy fries-lovers, this recipe is a total game changer! Yams are great to replace normal potatoes, but when you get tired of that sweet taste and want something a bit more starchy, taro is a great alternative. Taro is a delicious root vegetable I learned to love while I was living in Macau. One of my favorite things to do when I was there was to go to the Chinese supermarket and try to understand what all those fruits and vegetables were (yes, the labels were only in Chinese!). Serve as a delicious snack or a salad accompaniment.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
2 servings


  • 2 tablespoons coconut milk

  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil, melted

  • 1 pinch Himalayan salt

  • 1 large taro root, peeled and sliced into thin strips

  • 1 tablespoon coconut flakes


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  2. Mix coconut milk, coconut oil, and salt together in a bowl. Add taro root and toss until coated.

  3. Place coated taro root onto a baking sheet. Sprinkle with coconut flakes; mix well with your hands.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes; flip and continue baking until coconut is golden and crispy, about 15 minutes.

Cook's Note:

It might seem like there is too much liquid in this recipe, but taro tends to get really dry so this amount is necessary.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

112 Calories
12g Fat
2g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 112
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 10g 52%
Sodium 28mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 9mg 45%
Calcium 9mg 1%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 187mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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