Crispy Lotus Root and Arrowhead Chips

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We're all familiar with classic potato chips which are popular all over the globe. Today, we're going to make chips, but we're going to use lotus root and arrowhead tuber for the same. The latter vegetable is generally used in China though you may find it in super stores. In case, it is not available in your locality, replace it with potatoes. I've kept it simple leaving the seasoning part for you. Use canola or peanut oil for deep frying these chips. You can store these chips for a day or two in an air tight container. Serve them with seasoned whipped cream. While frying these chips, do take care as the lotus root wedge may pop up if the oil is too hot. Let's quickly fry these crispy, easy-to-make and delicious chips.

Crispy Lotus Root and Arrowhead Chips
Crispy Lotus Root and Arrowhead Chips
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Lotus root chips in a plate

Crispy and delicious lotus root chips with equally tasty arrow head wafers spiced up with delicate seasoning.

Preparation Time: 30 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes
Servings: 8

Ingredients:
  • 3 big lotus root stems
  • 2 large arrowhead tubers
  • canola oil for deep frying
  • salt to taste

Instructions:

  1. To get the required crunch, make sure you follow the steps mentioned below.
  2. Take cold water in a large bowl.
  3. Peel arrowhead tuber and wash both lotus root stem and the tuber under running water.
  4. Make thin slices of both the primary ingredients with a slicer and directly dip them in the cold water.
  5. Boil about 3 liters of water with 1/2 tsp of salt in it.
  6. Once the water boils up, switch off the flame and let it cool down for about 10 minutes.
  7. Transfer all the slices from cold water to the salted warm water.
  8. Keep the slices in this water for about 5 minutes.
  9. Again transfer them back into fresh cold water.
  10. Heat canola oil in a deep frying pan.
  11. Slowly add slices in it and fry till they turn crisp and light pink or brown.
  12. Place on a blotting paper and let them cool down.
  13. Season with salt or your favorite seasoning.
  14. Serve with a creamy dip or sauce.

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