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Bringing Asian flavors to every table

Pan-Fried Pork and Lotus Root Bites

Ingredients

  • ½ pound lotus root  

  • 3 garlic cloves 

  • 2 tsp. ginger 

  • 2 Tbsp. cilantro 

  • 2 Tbsp. watercress 

  • 3 dried shiitake mushrooms (soaked) 

  • 1 large egg 

  • ½ pound ground pork 

  • 4 Tbsp. soy sauce 

  • 2 Tbsp. Chinese cooking wine 

  • 2 tsp. black pepper 

  • 1 tsp. granulated sugar 

  • 1 tsp. sesame oil 

  • 2 tsp. corn starch 

  • 2 Tbsp. vegetable oil 

Marble Surface

Directions

  • Mince lotus root, garlic, ginger, cilantro, watercress, and mushrooms. (Can pulse in a food processor.) 

  • In a large mixing bowl add egg, ground pork, soy sauce, cooking wine, black pepper, sugar, sesame oil, and cornstarch. Mix thoroughly. (If you don’t have Chinese cooking wine you can substitute your favorite red wine.) 

  • Form patties using 1-2 Tbsp. of your mixture. 

  • In a nonstick pan, heat oil and pan fry patties 8 minutes, turning after 4 to create a golden crust. 

  • Remove from heat and enjoy with your favorite dipping sauce! 

Dipping Sauce Suggestions

  • TBD 

  • TBD 

Eat and enjoy!