Five Spice 
Taro Crisps

Thinly sliced taro root yields seriously crunchy chips – so much that your tasters will never believe you didn't give them the deep-fryer treatment. A combination of maple syrup and five-spice powder gives them well-rounded sweet 
and aromatic notes.

5 spice Taro crisps

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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
25 min
45 min


  • 14 oz 
peeled taro root, 
halved then sliced into 
1/16-inch half-moons 
using a mandoline
  • 1 tbsp 
peanut oil
  • 1 tsp 
pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp 
each sea salt 
and Chinese 
five-spice powder


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. To a bowl, add taro, oil, maple syrup, salt and five spice; toss to coat. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper and arrange taro slices flat, ensuring they are not overlapping.
  3. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes, flip over, and bake for 3 to 5 minutes more, or until chips are crispy and edges are slightly browning. (NOTE: If chips are browning too quickly, reduce oven to 250 to 300°F midway through cooking time.) Transfer chips to racks to cool. Arrange remaining taro slices on sheets and repeat baking process.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size 1/6 of chips
  • Calories 98
  • Carbohydrate Content 19 g
  • Cholesterol Content 0 mg
  • Fat Content 2 g
  • Fiber Content 3 g
  • Protein Content 1 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 0 g
  • Sodium Content 327 mg
  • Sugar Content 1 g
  • Monounsaturated Fat Content 0 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat Content 0 g