I am sure you notice this arrowroot being sold in supermarkets right now. They are imported from China and usually available only around this time of the year. Some people immerse the root in water and it will grow into a nice plant by Chinese New Year. I actually did that but my hubby mistook for food and killed my baby arrowroot plant! Poor baby!
The cost of these arrowroots or Chinese grandmas pronounce as ‘ah lu lut’ is very cheap. I think per kilogramme is only about RM4 at most. If you wonder why people buy them, they are edible. Heh, I only discover this like three years ago. I call it seegoo and I posted about them before.
My dear hubby is very deft with his hands and he is the one who peeled and sliced these arrowroots for me. They are tiny and roundish, hence, not easy to deal with. I am clumsy and will probably sliced some skin, flesh and nails along with them if I am asked to do so.
So, if you are interested, here are the steps :
1) Peel and slice the arrowroots with a slicer.
2) Leave them in the fridge or in the open to dry them a bit
3) Deep fry
It is a lot of work. Give me a can of Pringles anytime. But for blogging sake I am willing to fry some. My kids have finished all of them. The heat, the oil, the chore…. Blek. However, it is rather tasty and crunchy.