FAQ Lotus root:

1. What does Lotus Root taste like?
The lotus root has a crisp, fibrous texture. The taste is mild with a slightly bitter undertone.

2. How can you store a Lotus Root?
Store lotus root in the refrigerator wrapped in a damp cloth or paper towels in a plastic bag. They're at their best when very fresh, but can be stored for a couple of weeks.

3. With which other products can you combine the Lotus Root?
The Lotus Root is excellent for absorbing the flavors of other ingredients in the recipe.
I add broccoli, sugar snaps, Chinese celery, asparagus, and chili peppers.

4. How to peel the lotus root?
Rinse the root under cold water and then chop off the ends. Use a peeler to remove the skin, Peel till the white flesh underneath exposes.

5. How do you prepare the Lotus Root?
Stir fried lotus root slices: cook on med-high heat for 3-4 minutes.
Boiled (in a bowl of mixed greens or as a topping of a rice dish): Add the slices to a pan with boiled water and a splah of vinegar. Boil for 5 minutes, then drain and serve.
Baked: Marinate with olive oil, salt & pepper, and chili flakes. Crispy bake at high-heat for 2-3 minutes, flip them over halfway.

6. What to do when the slices are brownish?
Splash the Lotus Root slices with some lemon juice or drop them in vinegar.

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