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singlemalt Jan 28, 2009 06:55 AM

Here in Austin at a now departed Mexican restuarant calleld "Las Manitas" I used to get Caldo de Res. It had a vegetable it it that was like a blend of potato and turnip. I was told the name of it several times but always forgot. Can anyone, especially someone from Austin, help me to remember the name of this thing? Thanks, Joe in Austin.

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      tempehtempeh Jan 28, 2009 07:05 AM

      Arrghhh! Las Manitas is closed??

      Maybe chayotes?

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      1. re: tempehtempeh
        janetms383 Jan 28, 2009 08:20 AM

        Chayotes would be a traditional ingredient.

        1. re: janetms383
          roro1831 Jan 28, 2009 08:38 AM

          I love the mirlitons, had some stuffed mirlitons the other day. That's what the chayote is called in my former neck of the woods.

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