One root crop that can be used as an alternative for rice is cassava or kamoteng kahoy or ‘balinghoy’ as we call it in ‘Bisaya’. Its value as a famine relief crop has long been recognized. The plant is grown for its edible tubers, which serve as a staple food in many tropical countries and are also the source of an important starch.
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup evaporated milk
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1-1/2 cups cassava (balinghoy), grated
- 1/4 cup butter or margarine
- 1 cup thick coconut milk (1st extract)
- 1 cup thin coconut milk (2nd extract)
- 1 piece sinaklob (panutsa), cut up
- For coconut syrup, cook thick coconut milk over medium heat. Stir constantly until oil comes out and “latik”or coconut residue forms. Cool until “latik”turns brown. Set aside.
- Cook thin coconut milk and bring to boil.
- Add one panutsa. Stir continuously until thick then add the “latik”. Set aside.
- For pancakes, beat egg and stir in evapoprated milk and sugar. Blend well.
- Add cassava and pour melted butter or margarine.
- Cook batter in a griddle using 1/3 cup batter per pancake.
- Serve with “Pulot at Latik”.
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