Sunday, July 17, 2011

Deep fried Lotus roots chips with a sweet Vegan caramel sauce

I have never tasted Lotus roots. This recipe is quite tasty and easy to prepare. I have been experimenting with vegan recipes and I have stopped eating meats for a few months now. I love trying new foods and I have been craving to try this for months now. This is just an experiment.

Deep fried Lotus chips

I found the Lotus roots in the frozen food section at my local Asian foods market. There are about 8 slices in a pack. Packed in water. The texture is hard and the flavor, I'm not sure how to describe but I didn't like them without the sauce. With the sauce is another story.

Ingredients and preparation:

Lotus root, are about 1/8-inch segments.
Heat coconut oil 350 degrees. Drain the pack and remove them from package. Pat dry them before frying them. Deep fry the slices until they are crispy and light golden brown. Remove, let cool on top of paper towel. They will be a little hard and chewy.
Lotus roots with vegan caramel
Caramel sauce(lactose free)(Vegan) I came up with this sauce brainstorming, trying to make a Vegan caramel sauce. This sauce is sweet and quite tasty and can be poured on other goodies!

In a sauce pan, heat a 1/2 cup of vanilla soy milk, 1/2 cup of brown sugar add the chips and let it simmer until the soy milk and the brown sugar is dissolved and is reduced to a slightly thick sauce. Let it simmer on low heat for about 10 minutes. Remove from heat, let cool.




  1. I'm curious to try the taste!! si la consigo acá te aviso tambien voy a ir a un supermercado de comida vegetariana

  2. I fried some thin slices of lotus roots - to make chips. But turn out to be very oily. Pls advise