Lotus Root & Carrot Chips

Recipe comes courtesy of 'The Art of The Cheese Plate' by Tia Keenan
Noah Fecks

Noah Fecks

Pair these vegetable chips with a salty cheese like Époisses Berthaut.

Reprinted from ©The Art of The Cheese Plate by Tia Keenan, Rizzoli, 2016. Photography © Noah Fecks. Click here to purchase your own copy.

4
Servings
1010
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 medium lotus root
  • 4 big, thick carrots
  • 2 Cups oil

Directions

Peel 1 medium lotus root (about 1 pound). Cut crosswise into ¹⁄8-inch-thick slices with a mandoline or very sharp knife. Soak in cold water for 30 minutes.

In a high-sided heavy-bottomed pot, heat 2 cups oil over medium heat to 375°F.

Choose 4 big, thick carrots (about a pound’s worth)—the bigger the better. Peel the carrots, but don’t trim the tops. With the stem closest to you, slice long ribbons of carrot with a vegetable peeler, rotating the carrot as you peel.

Fry the carrots in four batches. Remove them from the oil when their color just starts to darken and drain on paper towels (the carrots will continue to cook as they drain, and crisp as they cool).

Return the oil to 375°F after each batch. You don’t need to salt the carrot chips, as the Époisses will provide the salt in this pairing.

Dry the sliced lotus root on paper towels. Fry the lotus root in the hot oil in batches of a dozen or so, until pale golden. Return the oil to 375°F after each batch.

Drain the chips on paper towels. Again, there’s no need to salt. Carrot chips should be eaten the same day they’re made. Lotus chips can be made 1 day in advance and stored in an airtight, paper towel–lined container

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
109g
100%
Sugar
3g
N/A
Saturated Fat
8g
40%
Protein
1g
3%
Carbs
11g
4%
Vitamin A
509µg
57%
Vitamin B6
0.2mg
7.9%
Vitamin C
16mg
27%
Vitamin E
19mg
97%
Vitamin K
86µg
100%
Calcium
33mg
3%
Fiber
3g
12%
Folate (food)
15µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
15µg
4%
Iron
0.5mg
2.9%
Magnesium
14mg
3%
Monounsaturated
69g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
0.7mg
3.6%
Phosphorus
50mg
7%
Polyunsaturated
31g
N/A
Potassium
355mg
10%
Sodium
54mg
2%
Trans
0.4g
N/A
Zinc
0.3mg
1.7%

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