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Chapter: Vegetable Recipes
Section: Taro
Recipe: Poi Maoli (Taro Poi)

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Poi Maoli (Taro Poi)
2 1/2 lbs cooked taro root
2 1/2 cups water

1. Peel the cooked taro and cut into 1-inch cubes.
2. Grind the taro in a meat grinder, place the ground taro in a calabash
   (wooden bowl) and use a poi pounder to mash the taro.
3. Wet your other hand, slip it under the taro and turn the pounded taro
   over so that it will not stick to the calabash.
4. Continue to mash and turn the pounded taro over each time.
5. Wet the poi pounder from time to time so it does not stick and keep
   working at it until it is smooth and thick.
6. Poi which has not been mixed with water may be kept at room temperature
   for several days by keeping it in the calabash and covering it with a
   damp cloth.
7. If the poi is kept in a refrigerator it should be mixed with water
   before storing.
8. To mix: Add a little water and stir round and round with the hand until
   all the water is absorbed.
9. Keep adding water a little at a time until poi is the consistency as
   thick or as thin as you like to eat it.
10. Store in a cool place or serve immediately.
11. Or let it stand 2 to 3 days for a sour flavor.

From: Food.com
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