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Deep-Fried Stuffed Lotus Root

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Category: Vegetables

 Ingredients List

  • 2 lb Lotus root
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/2 c Water
  • 1/2 c Flour
  • 1/4 ts Salt
  • Oil for deep frying


1 c Lean pork
1 c Onion
1 sl Fresh ginger root
1 -(up to)
2 tb Oil
2 tb Soy sauce
1/4 ts Salt

1. Prepare Filling and let it cool slightly.

2. Peel lotus root and cut in 1/8-inch slices.

3. Spread filling evenly over one slice; then cover, sandwich-style, with a
second slice. Repeat until done.

4. Beat egg together with water; then blend in flour and salt to make a
batter. Dip lotus root "sandwiches" in batter to coat. Let dry a few
minutes; then dip in batter again.

5. Heat oil; add "sandwiches" a few at a time, and deep-fry until golden.
Drain on paper toweling and serve. VARIATIONS:

1. In step 2, cut the lotus root in 1/4-inch slices; then cut each slice in
half, but not clear through. Stuff the filling between the still-joined
halves; then press the edges together.

2. In step 4, make the batter with 2 eggs, beaten; 2 tablespoons cornstarch
and 2 tablespoons flour. FILLING FOR LOTUS ROOT:

1. Mince or grind pork. Chop onion. Mince ginger root.

2. Heat oil. Add onion and stir-fry a few times until translucent. Add
pork; stir-fry until it loses its pinkness (about 2 minutes).

3. Remove pan from heat. Stir in soy sauce, salt and minced ginger root to
blend. VARIATION: Reduce pork to 1/2 cup. In step 3, add, along with the
other ingredients, 1 cup tightly packed spinach, parboiled and chopped

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