Saturday, November 30, 2013

Jeff and Wilma on cooking Canna tubers

I've been growing and eating Canna rhizomes for several years now but they've always seemed like survival or filler food. I've always thought there must be better ways to use them and sure enough I've found Youtube videos where Jeff and Wilma from Buderim have nailed it. The simple trick is to boil Canna rhizomes for at least 20-25mins before adding them to stews or soups or before frying. In other words they're much better when pre-softened. This is something of a no-brainer really but it's actually quite hard to find information on cooking with this plant. So thank you Jeff and Wilma for showing us how you do it. And as they demonstrate in one of these videos Canna can make quite good mash when cooked thoroughly enough.

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