Our lotus root is one of the favourite vegetables in Asian cuisine because of its beautiful interior.
The lotus root is mildly sweet and has a nice crunch. Cut it into slices and cook, bake or fry it.
LOTUS ROOT - 新鲜莲藕
HOW TO PREPARE
COOKING8 - 10 min
Peel with a peeler and cut into thin slices. If you don't process them acutely you better put them in some water with lemon juice or vinegar, they will discolor quickly. The slices can be boiled in water with a dash of vinegar for a few minutes, then rinsed cold to stop the cooking process and used in salads. Stew longer or fry in a single layer in a frying pan, through a batter and fry, make chips (see recipe below after the click), the possibilities are huge. It's mainly about the crunch and the nice pattern, the taste is a bit sweet but not very pronounced. Actually it's a friend of everyone, very suitable for children.
Storage adviceIn fridge 10 - 12 days
Country of originChina
FAQ Lotus Root
What does lotus root taste like?
Lotus root has a crunchy, fibrous texture. The flavour is mild with a slightly bitter undertone.
How can you store lotus root?
Store lotus roots in the fridge, wrapped in a damp cloth or kitchen paper in a plastic bag. They are at their best when very fresh, but can be kept for a few weeks.
What other products can you combine Lotus root with?
Lotus root is excellent for incorporating the flavours of other ingredients into the recipe.
I add broccoli, sugar snaps, Chinese celery, asparagus and chilli.
How do you peel the lotus root?
Rinse the carrot under cold water and then chop off the ends. Use a peeler to remove the skin, peel until the white flesh underneath is exposed.
How to prepare lotus root?
Stir-fried lotus root slices: cook on medium-high heat for 3-4 minutes.
Cooked (in a bowl with mixed vegetables or as a topping to a rice dish): Put the slices in a pan with boiled water and a dash of vinegar. Cook for 5 minutes, drain and serve.
Baked: Marinate with olive oil, salt & pepper, and chilli flakes. Fry until crispy on high heat for 2-3 minutes, turning halfway through.
What to do if the slices are browned?
Drizzle the lotus root slices with some lemon juice or put them in vinegar.
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