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Sautéed Lotus Root

Sautéed Lotus Root

Sauteed Lotus Root
Sauteed Lotus Root

I used to have the same problem when I buy lotus roots - it is usually sold in packets of 2 segments or more, either separated or still conjoined, and when I buy it to make lotus root soup I don't need to use all 2 segments and therefore I will always be left with 1 segment sitting in the fridge awaiting its fate. Fortunately I discovered other ways of cooking lotus root, one is to bake thin slices of it and toss in salt for a healthy lotus root chips snack, and another is to sauté it, which is this Sautéed Lotus Root recipe that I am about to share in this post. Both ways are extremely easy and straightforward, and extremely delectable and perfect to have as mid-day snacks.

What's wonderful about sautéing lotus roots is how the crunchiness is retained in the lotus roots even after you have tossed them over and over in the skillet to completely cover them in the sauce. The thin strips of ginger used in this recipe complements the crunchy texture of the tasty lotus roots and adds a touch of spice to the saltiness of the soy sauce which is balanced out by the pinch of sugar that is included to caramelize the slices of lotus roots. I could eat this everyday. Recipe after this yummy photo!

  Sauteed Lotus Root   Prep time: 10 mins  Cook time: 5 mins  Total time: 15 mins  Serves: 4      Ingredients:   · 1 segment of Lotus root  · a knob of Ginger  · 3 cloves of Garlic  · 2-3 bunches of Spring onions  · 1 tablespoon Soy sauce  · 1 teaspoon Sugar  · 1 tablespoon Vegetable oil  · 1 tablespoon Sesame oil  · 1 tablespoon of Vinegar mixed in a large bowl of water     Instructions:  1) Slice the lotus root as thinly as you possibly can and as you do that, toss  each slice into the bowl of vinegar water, this prevents the lotus roots from  oxidizing.  2) Next, remove the skin of the ginger and cut it into thin slices.  3) Mince the garlic up as well.  4) Lastly, we will only use about 3 inches of the spring onion from the root side  (the white part), the green segment can be kept in the fridge. Cut off and  discard the bulb of the spring onion and slice the rest at an angle.  5) Heat up the vegetable oil in a skillet, throw in the ginger and garlic when  the pan is hot enough, and move them around for about 20-30 seconds  until the lovely fragrance is released and before they burn.  6) Now add the spring onions and lotus root, turning the fire down to medium  as you do.  7) At this time, you should find that there is very little oil in the pan, so throw in  the tablespoon of Sesame oil.  8) Continue to sauté all the ingredients in the pan for about a minute before  adding the soy sauce and sugar.  9) Toss everything together to evenly coat the ingredients with the soy sauce.  10) When the lotus root slices have taken on a beautiful golden caramelized  hue, turn the fire off and serve!

Sauteed Lotus Root

Prep time: 10 mins

Cook time: 5 mins

Total time: 15 mins

Serves: 4

 

Ingredients:

· 1 segment of Lotus root

· a knob of Ginger

· 3 cloves of Garlic

· 2-3 bunches of Spring onions

· 1 tablespoon Soy sauce

· 1 teaspoon Sugar

· 1 tablespoon Vegetable oil

· 1 tablespoon Sesame oil

· 1 tablespoon of Vinegar mixed in a large bowl of water

 

Instructions:

1) Slice the lotus root as thinly as you possibly can and as you do that, toss

each slice into the bowl of vinegar water, this prevents the lotus roots from

oxidizing.

2) Next, remove the skin of the ginger and cut it into thin slices.

3) Mince the garlic up as well.

4) Lastly, we will only use about 3 inches of the spring onion from the root side

(the white part), the green segment can be kept in the fridge. Cut off and

discard the bulb of the spring onion and slice the rest at an angle.

5) Heat up the vegetable oil in a skillet, throw in the ginger and garlic when

the pan is hot enough, and move them around for about 20-30 seconds

until the lovely fragrance is released and before they burn.

6) Now add the spring onions and lotus root, turning the fire down to medium

as you do.

7) At this time, you should find that there is very little oil in the pan, so throw in

the tablespoon of Sesame oil.

8) Continue to sauté all the ingredients in the pan for about a minute before

adding the soy sauce and sugar.

9) Toss everything together to evenly coat the ingredients with the soy sauce.

10) When the lotus root slices have taken on a beautiful golden caramelized

hue, turn the fire off and serve!



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