Lotus root is interesting. It can be cooked in many ways and the texture changes depending on how you cook.
By grating it, you can enjoy mochi-mochi texture. This Renkon-mochi is a simple yet satisfying dish.
Ingredients: 400g lotus root, 6 tbsp potato (or corn) starch, 1 tbsp dried sakura shrimps (optional), 1 tsp sesame seeds (optional), sesame oil, some soy sauce and black vinegar
- Peel and grate lotus root, then gently squeeze the moisture.
- Add potato starch, sakura shrimps, sesame seeds and mix well. Then shape the mixture like a disk. *Instead of sakura shrimps and sesame seeds, you can add chopped chives, hams, etc.
- Heat and oil a frying pan. Fry the mixture.
- Serve with sauce (soy sauce + black vinegar = 1:1)