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Crispy Lotus Roots with Stuffed Pork
Serves: 6 to 8
Prep time: 40 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
2 pounds lotus roots, peeled
6 cups water
¼ teaspoon salt
6 cups extra light olive oil, for frying
10 ounces ground pork
4 tablespoons cilantro stems, thinly sliced
2 stalks scallions, finely chopped
3 tablespoons Knorr Liquid Seasoning
1 tablespoon oyster sauce
1 tablespoon Shaoxing wine
Pinch of white pepper
1 teaspoon cornstarch
2 tablespoons extra light olive oil
2 tablespoons water
1 cup cornstarch
½ cup glutinous rice flour
½ teaspoon baking soda
Pinch of salt
3/4 cup water
Crispy Lotus Roots with Stuffed Pork Instructions
- To prepare the lotus roots, peel off the skin, slice it into a 1/4-inch piece, without cutting all the way through. Then, slice it into another 1/4-inch piece, cutting all the way. Do the same with the rest.
- Transfer the lotus roots to a large bowl, add in the water and salt. Soak for 2 minutes. Drain. (By doing so, the lotus roots won’t turn dark easily.)
- To make the filling, in a large mixing bowl, place in the pork, cilantro stems, scallions, Knorr Liquid Seasoning, oyster sauce, Shaoxing wine, white pepper, cornstarch, extra light olive oil, and water. Mix well.
- Take a piece of lotus root, spread 1 teaspoon of the filling in the center. Do the same with the rest.
- To make the batter, in a large bowl, add the cornstarch, glutinous rice flour, baking soda, salt, egg, and water. Whisk until smooth.
- In a pot, pour in the extra light olive oil, heat it up until 325°F (163°C).
- Dip the lotus roots in the batter, and place them in the pot, one at a time. Deep-fry them until golden, 3 minutes. Remove and set aside.
- Heat up the oil to 350°F (177°C). Transfer in the lotus roots, deep-fry until crispy, 2 minutes. Take them out and drain them on a paper towel-lined plate.
- Serve on a plate.