Lotus Root Sandwiches

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The lotus root is a root vegetable that is indigenous to Asia, and is found underwater. The meat of the lotus root has a texture that is slightly crunchy, and mildly sweet. They can be eaten as fruit, sliced and stir fried, or stuffed with glutinous rice in its flue-shaped holes and steamed as dessert. Tender young lotus roots are good for salads while starchy mature lotus roots are good for making soups.

Lotus roots helps stop diarrhea, clears Heat and improve appetite. They contain much iron, vitamins B & C. The rich fibre content of lotus roots stimulates peristalsis and relieves constipation. Drinking 2 to 3 glasses of lotus root juice a day can stop bleeding of the esophagus an stomach (vomiting blood); bleeding of the rectum, intestines or stomach (blood in feces); nose bleeding or gum bleeding. Lotus root soup also serves similar purposes. Patients with high fever can drink it cold, while those with steady temperature should drink it warm. Drinking water chestnut juice mixed with pear juice can help clear phlegm while mixing it with grape juice and carrot juice eases dry tongues. Chinesefood Recipes
  • 100 g Chicken breast, minced
  • 1/4 Onion, finely chopped
  • 2 slice Ginger, minced
  • 1 Egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 tbsp Cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp Light soya sauce
  • 1/3 tsp Salt
  • White pepper powder to taste
  • 300 g / 16 slice Frozen lotus root, thawed
  • Oil for frying
  • 130 ml Stock
  • 1 tbsp Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Light soya sauce
  • 1/2 tbsp Jiafan rice wine
  • 1/2 tbsp Cornstarch
  1. Stir-fried the finely chopped onion with a bit of butter until fragrant. Mince the ginger and lightly beat the egg. Pat the lotus slices dry with kitchen paper towels. Finely chop the chicken breast, add in stir-fried onion, minced ginger, egg, cornstarch, soya sauce, salt and pepper. Stir vigorously in one direction until the mixture has become thick and elastic.
  2. To make a sandwich, spread the meat mixture onto each 8 lotus root slices, and cover with the rest of lotus root slices. Lightly coat each lotus root sandwich with cornstarch. To fry, set a large deep pan half filled with oil on medium heat until hot. Fry the prepared lotus root sandwiches until both sides lightly golden. Remove, drain and place them in a serving dish.
  3. Stir all the ingredients of the sauce in a small saucepan on low heat until it has thickened. Pour the sauce over the lotus root sandwiches. Serve.


Claudia 15/1/10 17:29

Wondering where in the world I can find lotus root in MN, USA. This is delicious. Ready to eat the photo.

Pari Vasisht 15/1/10 17:45

Angie this looks simply great, love the crunch. I love lotus stem a lot and if you are fond of curries you can read a curry using this at my blog.

The Chickenless Chick 15/1/10 17:45

They're so attractive... Love the patterns of little holes... This looks delicious!

Anonymous 15/1/10 18:15

The lotus root sandwiches are really neat! I will look for the lotus roots to make these!

MaryMoh 15/1/10 18:18

The furthest I got to with lotus roots is making soup. But this lotus root sandwiches are just so creative and fabulous with that shiny sauce poured over it. I'll have to try this. Thanks for sharing.

Unknown 15/1/10 18:39

Lotus fruit is such a beautiful and exotic ingredient. I hope to try it one day, these look absolutely lovely.
Have a wonderful weekend.
*kisses* HH

Sook 15/1/10 18:41

I grew up in Korea and my mom used to make them sweet. I loved it. Your recipe looks delicious! I can't wait to try it.

Bob 15/1/10 18:48

Crap, I've been looking for lotus root all over the place but can't find it anywhere. That looks amazing!

Vrinda 15/1/10 19:34

I never tasted lotus roots,looks so pretty

Angie's Recipes 15/1/10 19:37

@Claudia, Bob: I got mine from a local Asian store, and I believe that they can be found in China town.
@Pari: Thanks, and yep, curry-flavoured one would be great too.
@MaryMoh: I love to make a pork spareribs soup with them too! Delicious!
@Heavenly Housewife: I wish you a lovely weekend too!
@The Chickenless Chick, Sook, 5 Star Foodie: Thanks!

Rachana 15/1/10 19:42

Wow! This looks so perfect...Photos are simply beautiful:)

Namitha 15/1/10 20:36

Thanks for sharing the info on the medicinal values of lotus root..The pics are way too tempting Angie :-) Have a great week end !!

Priya Suresh 15/1/10 21:19

Woww wat a fantastic lotus root sandwich, tempting clicks..

Unknown 15/1/10 21:21

looks tempting!!...bet it must have tasted great...can't wait to try this recipe.:)

Janice 15/1/10 22:59

These look amazing and delicious. Gorgeous photography

ICook4Fun 16/1/10 00:37

I only make soup and stir-fry with lotus root. Never used it this way. This dish look really good and I am bookmarking this recipe to try it out later.

3 hungry tummies 16/1/10 00:53

Oh this is my favourite! I am surprised you can get it there!

Katy ~ 16/1/10 01:33

I am weeping in frustration. I want to try these!!

chow and chatter 16/1/10 02:24

oh this looks awesome I wonder where I can find me some!

Fresh Local and Best 16/1/10 02:57

This looks so good! I've never cooked with lotus roots, but I want to try when I have an opportunity to get some.

Lisa Ho 16/1/10 03:12

What a great idea... I usually make soup out of lotus root..

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover 16/1/10 05:34

This dish look amazing, I must try this soon.

Zurin 16/1/10 05:41

it sounds totally healthy and looks very very good! ive never tried it but i must make it a point to try one day when I see it. lovely

Beachlover's Kitchen 16/1/10 06:36

really impressive and creative!! must try your method one day soon!!

sophia 16/1/10 07:26

I've never liked lotus root...but seeing this recipe, my mouth automatically drooled right onto my keyboard. Angie you have quite a way with pictures! These look fabulous!!

Christine Ho 16/1/10 08:34

Although lotus root is very precious and expensive here, I still try to get some when I want. Your lotus root sandwiches look very delicious and attractive. I used to have lotus and pork stew, haven't tried to fry them like yours. It seem to be a must-try dish.

Cheah 16/1/10 10:56

My, this is a jolly good recipe! Only made soup or stir fry with lotus root, never dreamt can use it for sandwhiches. Thanks for sharing!

Rosa's Yummy Yums 16/1/10 11:28

Wow, that is such a unique and interesting recipe! It looks yummy!



Donna-FFW 16/1/10 13:51

I so agree with your Gael Greene quote.. it my new mantra.

Your dish looks so very exotic.. I have never even heard of this before. so culinary inept am I. Thanks for teaching me something new today:)

Pei-Lin 16/1/10 14:07

I'd have never thought of using lotus roots for such dish! Thanks for the idea!! If time permits, I'm gonna so try it! =) Have a great weekend, Angie!


wenn 16/1/10 15:06

wow, that's something new. i usually boil it as soup.

Mae 16/1/10 19:05

Just gorgeous! I have to make a version of this... off to the asian market!

Chef E 16/1/10 23:44

I have made lotus root long ago and need to revisit it again, this post makes me want to run out and get some! Your close ups are just, well... WOW!

Mari @ Once Upon a Plate 17/1/10 00:07

I have enjoyed lotus root, but never in a sandwich ~ these look delightful! I hope to try them someday.

Thank you so much for sharing the recipe.

Your photos are always stunning ~ absolutely beautiful!

theUngourmet 17/1/10 05:07

I've never tried lotus root. It looks so cool! I really love your recipe, it's so unique! :)

Shirley @ Kokken69 17/1/10 05:21

Yes, I have seen this featured in Hong Kong and Taiwan. And I would think this would be a good addition to the Chinese New Year feast..

pigpigscorner 17/1/10 11:50

wow that's gorgeous! I've never had lotus root like this before, always in soups, stews ot stir fries. Great idea!

Nammi 17/1/10 14:37

hey thank you so much for this, I always see lotus roots here in the market and even tried to make it but somehow some thing went wrong some where hehehe. must give it a try

Velva 17/1/10 16:12

Angie, I have never seen the lotus root. I am not sure it is accessible in Tallahassee. I will have to keep my eyes open. I think I would enjoy this recipe.

petite nyonya 17/1/10 16:16

This looks awesome, Angie. All I normally do with lotus roots are soups and stir fry. This is a wonderful new idea!!

Kitchen Butterfly 17/1/10 18:58

I've never tried Lotus root....though I do see it in shops. May have to buy and try!!!!

ann low 17/1/10 23:39

Hi Angies,
This is so beautiful! Looks like a piece of art, can't wait to try those..yum..yum..

♥peachkins♥ 18/1/10 00:59

I've never had this before...It looks interesting..

tasteofbeirut 19/1/10 03:54

I have never tried lotus root before, but with your photos and all the benefits I want to now!

noobcook 19/1/10 06:37

I've only seen lotus roots used in soups and stir-fries. This is so interesting and yummy looking! :)

Stacy 19/1/10 23:04

These look so beautiful! Such a great post!

Momgateway 20/1/10 16:05

So pretty and interesting!

Reeni 20/1/10 16:32

I've never eaten this before, Angie. You make it look so very delectable! And it sounds almost like 'medicine' with all of it's health benefits.

Rylan @ Art and Appetite 21/1/10 18:52

Angie, long time no visit. I'm now totally back.

This looks impressive. Not only that it looks super appetizing, I can already tell it is delish.

Never had lotus roots before but this looks like a great recipe to start using it (maybe substitute tofurky with the chicken since I'm vegetarian).

Thanks Angie.

A Full-Timed Housefly 22/1/10 14:22

This is something like " braised lotus root " in Singapore... yours must be very chunchy and delicious ! Pls collect an award from my kitchen , thanks

Duchess of Tea 23/1/10 06:32

Angie darling, these little delights look so delicous. I have to admit that I had never heard of nor seen a lotus root. And to think that they are healthy and remedy so many health issues.

Have a lovely weekend
Love & Hugs

Y 28/1/10 09:17

Oh those look divine. If only I could get someone to make them for me .. ;P In the past I'd only ever had lotus root either chipped or sliced in stews, but recently was served it as a dessert (the way you mentioned) and it was revelatory.

min 29/1/10 09:49

the lookes so good. I like cooked lotus root especially its texture!!

Cooking Rookie 7/2/10 07:44

Such a wonderful recipe - original, tasty, easy to make! I have to try this one next time I buy lotus root. Thanks so much for the great idea :-)


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