Where to find batata baroa or mandioquinha?
Hi folks -- does anyone know where I can find batata baroa, also known as mandioquinha? It is a brazilian root vegetable that looks something like a fat, yellowish parsnip and tastes like a cross between a yukon gold potato and a parsnip.
Well, I have used the frozen variety only to make "sancocho", a Caribbean stew of root vegetables and the meat, poultry or fish of your choice. It works for that purpose. In Venezuela it is called "apio criollo" (creole celery, perhaps for its similarity to celery-root) and is usually boiled. I have had it as a fried pasty and as a sweet spread ("marmalade") in Colombia, but I have not tried these dishes with the frozen variety.
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