Breadfruit or 'Ulu as the Hawaiians called it is hardly ever seen so I thought I would post a bunch of recipes that included this fruit. The Hawaiians also made poi from 'Ulu. This recipe is from a contest that the breadfruit institute held.
Entry by Genji K. Nakada, Hilo
- Canola oil
- Alae salt*
Alaea Hawaiian Sea Salt is non-processed and rich in trace minerals, all of which are found in sea water. A small amount of harvested reddish Hawaiian clay (Alaea) enriches the salt with Iron-Oxide and give the salt it's red appearance. Traditionally Hawaiians use Alaea salt in ceremonies to cleanse, purify and bless tools and canoes, as well, in healing rituals for medicinal purposes.
Pick mature but not ripe 'ulu for starch; a sweet or slightly sweet 'ulu will not cook right. Quarter 'ulu and remove core. Removing the skin is possible, but not necessary. Cut the 'ulu into very thin slices, 1/32" +/- with a mandoline.
Fry in 375 degree F oil for 6.5 minutes or until golden. Drain well then salt with very finely ground Alae salt, or kosher salt. Enjoy!
Entry by Genji K. Nakada, Hilo - First Place Winner in Appetizer Category