Did you know that the varieties of kumara that we have here (like the purple one in your photo) are actually Japanese/Asian in origin? The old pre-European Polynesian varieties are very hard to get ahold of and are so much smaller and a different shape. Still yummy though! I know, trivia trivia but I couldn't resist passing it on! Sorry I don't have any good kumara recipes, other than to roast it. Mmmmm... although I did once have Kumara pie made with a Pumpkin pie recipe and it was fabulous! Just a simple substitution of kumara for pumpkin I think.
Kumara crochets? cook and mash Kumara scoop about tablespoon or so into roll shape dip in flour then beaten egg then breadcrumbs shallow fry........... YUMMYtip: better to cook and mash then put into fridge for a while before crumbing and if really organised put back into fridge for awhile before frying that way they dont fall apart. My absolute fav :)
Thanks you two. Jac your trivia is cool! Love it!
These are wonderful, aren't they? I just posted a recipe for sweet potato cakes on my blog, and was reminiscing about those sweet potato harvesting trips my children used to take when they were still in yochien. Such a Japanese fall activity!http://www.origamimommy.org/2009/09/japanese-sweet-potato-cakes.html
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