arrowroot mash - yum!
We've had QLD arrowroot in the garden for a few years now. What a great plant, it's so hardy, chooks love the leaves, green and attractive in the garden. It's prolific, our ~6 tubers would now be well over a hundred.
Tonight for the first time we ate it and it was good.
We made arrowroot mash..
choose new red arrowroot tubers which have not shooted, or have only just shot.
Peel the tubers untill all vibrous material is gone, you might need to peel it more than once.
Cook as you would mash potato, perhaps a bit longer.
Add garlic, butter and milk to taste. It's less smooth than potato mash, but I love that it's more than edible and so easy to grow.
I must say I have never considered eating my Qld arrowroot - I have a good couple of hundred plant - and as good a job as you have done selling it, I can't say that I have any more desire to eat it now :lol:. Would be a bit of a last resort plant for me I think. I understand that the west indian arrowroot is more edible though??
I do agree though that the Qld arrowroot is a fantastic plant. I have it as a border on the western side of my garden patch and it does a great job of keeping many of the weeds from encroaching from the behind the arrowroot :lol:. I also chop and drop it at least yearly - which is also very useful for keeping weeds at bay.
Last edited by Veggie Boy; 11-08-2011 at 09:43 PM.