fried lotus root chips
Lotus Root Chips
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins

Salted lotus root chips

Course: Snack
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: lotus
Servings: 2
Calories: 126 kcal
Author: Elaine
  • 2 larger sections Lotus root
  • 1 cup oil ,for frying
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tbsp. Szechuan pepper
  • small bunch coriander ,for decorating
  • 2 fresh thai pepper , for decorating
  1. Peel the skins and cut lotus roots into really thin slices (as thin as possible), then gently wash the lotus root slices 2 times to remove extra starch. Soak in water to avoid getting dark. Then dry with kitchen paper before frying.

  2. Heat up around 1 cup of oil in a deep pan and then fry the thin slices by batches. Transfer it out when the edges starting to get browned. Over-fried ones get bitter.

  3. Toast Sichuan peppercorn in a pan over slowest fire until aroma. Then fry salt over slowest fire for 1 to 2 minutes until slightly browned. Then mix the two and ground into powders.

  4. Then decorate with coriander stem and fresh pepper, serving with your spices. I am matching this with Szechuan pepper salt. You can choose to use normal salt and pepper or Chinese five spice powder.

Nutrition Facts
Lotus Root Chips
Amount Per Serving
Calories 126 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 17%
Sodium 962mg 40%
Potassium 209mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 4.7%
Vitamin C 29.5%
Calcium 6.4%
Iron 9.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.