Thursday, May 15, 2008

More Culinary Adventures,

Remember a few posts ago, yea, verily, my Mother's Day post, when Mr. Hawthorne and I went to Flying Fish Cafe, and I had a new idea? To try unfamiliar vegetables?

I think I'll add on to this and try to go through the alphabet.
Yep, I know this will be difficult and will, at the end, no doubt, involve creative spelling.

So, in the spirit of this endeavor, and putting the ill-conceived kohlrabi behind me,
today, I offer you Boniato.

The boniato, or tropical sweet potato, (Ipomoea batatas), also known as batatas or camote, is a member of the morning glory family, and is extremely popular in South Florida, especially among the Hispanics, and I found this item in the Hispanic section of FoodLion. All forms of sweet potato originated in Central America and the boniato was cultivated as early as 1000 BC in Columbia and Peru.

This is one tough bitch.

I sliced the boniato and it's browning before my very eyes.

Fried it up.

Drained it. And salted it.

The thinner slices brown.
The thicker slices puff up like a pocket.

OK. Raw? This tasted like chestnuts. Maybe kinda like sweet potato.
Fried? Like a sweet potato. But not sweet.

Done kohlrabi.
Done boniato.

Don't have to do 'em again.

K done.
B done.

Any suggestions from anyone out there?


Kathy said...

K is done, B is done, so you have gone through my initials, therefore I get to choose the next one. Vegetables are for pussies. Go through the cheese alphabet instead.

Rosie Hawthorne said...

Please, KB, offer cheese suggestions.

Hee. I had a friend today offer up durian for me.

Marilyn said...

fava beans?

Carol said...

Jerusalem artichoke, parsnips, seaweed?