ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Lotus Root Chips - A Quick and Quirky Party Snack

Updated on March 16, 2015
These loopy looking lotus root chips are a crunchy, delicious, healthy snack.
These loopy looking lotus root chips are a crunchy, delicious, healthy snack. | Source

Lotus root chips can be the conversation cornerstone at your next gala. Call them zombie chips and serve with monkey guts/guacamole at Halloween. Call them Mayan munchies and they become an End of the World party snack. Potato chip sized slices of lotus root sauted to a golden brown are sprinkled with sesame seed seasoning for a quick, quirky and flavorful snack. The loopy looking lotus rizome is healthy for you too.

Peel lotus roots and chop off the raggedy ends then slice into 1/8 inch/2.5 cm slices.
Peel lotus roots and chop off the raggedy ends then slice into 1/8 inch/2.5 cm slices. | Source

Ingredients

  • 4 cups lotus root tubers, peeled and sliced
  • 5 cups water/ with a few splashes of vinegar, boiling
  • 1/4 cup peanut oil, sesame oil or olive oil
  • too taste furikake (or other asian) sesame seasoning, sprinkled
Lotus root sliced and fried in olive oil over medium heat.
Lotus root sliced and fried in olive oil over medium heat. | Source
Furikake is a japanese sesame seasoning found in the asian food aisle of your supermarket.
Furikake is a japanese sesame seasoning found in the asian food aisle of your supermarket. | Source

Instructions

  1. Heat 5 cups of water with a few splashes of vinegar to boiling
  2. Peel lotus root, chop off the raggedy ends and slice to desired thinness. 1/8 inch or 2.5 mm makes a crisp chip.
  3. Add lotus root chips to boiling vinegar water and simmer one minute, then remove from heat. This keeps the root from turning brown.
  4. Heat oil of choice in pan until a drop of water sizzles.
  5. Drain lotus chips and pat with paper or cloth towels to remove water.
  6. Sauté lotus chips in oil until golden.
  7. Cook chips in batches, so there is space between each chip.
  8. Drain each batch of lotus chips on paper towels and pat dry with paper towels.
  9. Remove to serving dish, sprinkle furikake seasoning on top to taste, and serve.

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 5 min
Ready in: 15 min
Yields: Serves 4 people a few handfuls.
3.2 stars from 5 ratings of Lotus Root Chips

Lotus Root

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1/2 cup or 60 g
Calories 40
Calories from Fat0
% Daily Value *
Fat 0 g
Saturated fat 0 g
Unsaturated fat 0 g
Carbohydrates 10 g3%
Sugar 0 g
Fiber 2 g8%
Protein 1 g2%
Cholesterol 0 mg
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.
Lotus roots can be found at asian markets.
Lotus roots can be found at asian markets. | Source

Sautéd Lotus Root Chips - Mostly Good for You

Lotus root is very high in vitamin C and high in dietary fiber, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, thiamin, and vitamin B6. It has no sugar,fat or cholesterol in its raw form. Not so good, lotus root is very high is sodium and adding furikake adds even more.

Furikake consists of sesame seed, salt, sugar and seaweed in that order. Sauteing in oil adds fat, but it tastes better that way. Sauted lotus chips are much healthier than potato chips and a whole lot more interesting. Cook some up, call them buffalo chips and bring them to a Thanksgiving pot luck.


Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • YogaKat profile imageAUTHOR

      YogaKat 

      4 years ago from Oahu Hawaii

      Thanks Stessily for the sunflower/ safflower information - I amgoing to try.

    • YogaKat profile imageAUTHOR

      YogaKat 

      4 years ago from Oahu Hawaii

      Thanks for your visit Neda . . . and thank you Lorena for your cm - mm edit.

    • profile image

      Neda 

      4 years ago

      This was very informative! Very well written! Thoroughly enjoyed this article!!

    • profile image

      stessily 

      5 years ago

      YogaKat, Mmm, thank you for the reminder of vinegar splashing! Normally I splash vinegar and balsamic vinegar on just about everything, but somehow I'm too caught up with the impending pleasures of consuming lotus roots to remember vinegar. I won't forget now. Excellent oil choices! I also love frying with sunflower or safflower oil because they're such gentle flavor enhancers.

      Superb recipe. Thank you for highlighting this rhizome, almost too pretty to eat.

      Appreciatively, Stessily

    • YogaKat profile imageAUTHOR

      YogaKat 

      5 years ago from Oahu Hawaii

      Thanks for your comment ChitrangadaSharan . . . hope you enjoy lotus root chips.

    • YogaKat profile imageAUTHOR

      YogaKat 

      5 years ago from Oahu Hawaii

      Thanks for you v

    • YogaKat profile imageAUTHOR

      YogaKat 

      5 years ago from Oahu Hawaii

      Thanks for your visit ThomasPen. I found my lotus root at Foodland . . . go figure! We have a large asian population on Oahu, so maybe the consumer demand is strong.

    • ChitrangadaSharan profile image

      Chitrangada Sharan 

      5 years ago from New Delhi, India

      I do make lotus root as a recipe, but never tried it this way. Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe.

    • Mhatter99 profile image

      Martin Kloess 

      5 years ago from San Francisco

      I can see one problem. They're kind of pretty. :-) Thank you

    • ThompsonPen profile image

      Nicola Thompson 

      5 years ago from Bellingham, WA

      Yummy! I've actually just discovered lotus root for the first time a few months ago, and completely fell in love with them! But I can't find them anywhere! I came across them at an up-scale Chinese restaurant, and I can't find the delicious root elsewhere :(

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)