Lotus Root Chips - A Quick and Quirky Party Snack
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.
- 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
- Heat 5 cups of water with a few splashes of vinegar to boiling
- Peel lotus root, chop off the raggedy ends and slice to desired thinness. 1/8 inch or 2.5 mm makes a crisp chip.
- Add lotus root chips to boiling vinegar water and simmer one minute, then remove from heat. This keeps the root from turning brown.
- Heat oil of choice in pan until a drop of water sizzles.
- Drain lotus chips and pat with paper or cloth towels to remove water.
- Sauté lotus chips in oil until golden.
- Cook chips in batches, so there is space between each chip.
- Drain each batch of lotus chips on paper towels and pat dry with paper towels.
- Remove to serving dish, sprinkle furikake seasoning on top to taste, and serve.
|Serving size: 1/2 cup or 60 g|
|Calories from Fat||0|
|% Daily Value *|
|Fat 0 g|
|Saturated fat 0 g|
|Unsaturated fat 0 g|
|Carbohydrates 10 g||3%|
|Sugar 0 g|
|Fiber 2 g||8%|
|Protein 1 g||2%|
|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.|
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.