Carambola Fruit Slices – Sometimes Called Starfruit
July 27, 2008
When I first had these in Nevis, I cold not get over how beautifully exotic they looked. My good friend, and excellent cook June France of Newcastle, Nevis gave me this recipe. Make these for your kids, they are a healthy snack, and children find the m fun to eat too!
2 firm-ripe yellow Carambola (sometimes called Starfruit;
1/2 lb total)
2 cups sugar
2 cups water
Slice star fruit crosswise with slicer into 1/16-inch-thick slices.
Bring sugar and water to a boil in a 2-quart heavy saucepan, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Add star fruit, then remove from heat and let stand, uncovered, 15 minutes. Pour star fruit into a sieve set over a bowl and drain 15 minutes.
Put oven rack in middle position and preheat oven to 200°F. Put a baking liner on a large (17- by 11-inch) baking sheet, then arrange star-fruit slices in 1 layer on liner (discard extra along with any broken slices). Bake until dry, 1 to 1 1/4 hours. Immediately transfer chips to a rack to cool.
I hope you enjoy this healthy taste of the tropics. :)