Lotus Root Sandwiches

Foodista Cookbook Entry

Category: Main Dishes | Blog URL: http://angiesrecipes.blogspot.com/2010/01/lotus-root-sandwiches.html

This recipe was entered in The Foodista Best of Food Blogs Cookbook contest, a compilation of the world’s best food blogs which was published in Fall 2010.


100 grams Chicken breast, minced
1/4 Onion, finely chopped
2 slice Ginger, minced
1 Egg, lightly beaten
1 tablespoon Cornstarch
1 tablespoon Light soya sauce
teaspoon Salt
White pepper powder to taste
300 grams / 16 slice Frozen lotus root, thawed
Oil for frying
1 tablespoon Sugar
1 tablespoon Light soya sauce
1/2 tablespoon Jiafan rice wine
1/2 tablespoon Cornstarch


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.
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.
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.




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.


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Friday, January 15, 2010 - 7:37am


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