Yakon (Peruvian Ground apple)

Posted: October 23, 2010 in Foods
Vtec gave me this unique vegetable years ago.  I didn:t know what it was at the time.  He didn:t know either!!!  (He got it from his farming family)  I almost never figured out what it was!
It looked  like a sweet potato.  The outside was brown and the inside almost clear.
It had a mild ginger smell (i thought it was ginger at first) but…
It tasted very different from ginger. It had the texture of a very soft carrot (sort of), or like takuan….it was very crunchy.  It had a very mild, sweet taste.  It was good raw.   I didn:t know how to cook it!
Turns out it was Yakon!!   I have not been able to find it again.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yac%C3%B3n

 

Have you tried yakon?

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