Sometimes regular old kale chips or crudité and some type of home made hummusy thing aren’t pretentious enough for your guests. Lotus Root Chips exist just for those occasions.
Lotus chips are delicious and really easy to make.
8 oz lotus root
2 t olive oil
1 t kosher salt
2 t Old Bay Seasoning (you can use anything you want here. I tried Old Bay and loved it)
Preheat oven to 425F
Bring a pot of salted water to the boil.
Cut off the ends and peel your lotus root like you’d peel a potato. If it looks like a spinal column, you’re doing it right. Blanch in the boiling water for 2 minutes. Remove with tongs and run cold water over the lotus to stop the cooking process.
Slice it as thin as you can. Use a knife, mandolin or food processor to get ¼” or 1/8” slices
Put your sliced lotus in a mixing bowl. Add the other ingredients and combine until lotus pieces are covered.
Place lotus root slices on a parchment lined baking tray and bake until chips are golden and crispy (Approx.. 12-15 minutes.) If you have a Silpat use it here.
Let cool and serve. Divide your chips into little bowls for each of your guests.