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Lotus Root Disks

Dim Sum and Other Snack Foods

Lotus Root Disks
1/2 pound lean pork, hand minced
1 section of a fresh lotus root
5 water chestnuts, minced
1 large Chinese black mushroom, soaked, stem discarded, then minced
1 egg white (optional)
1 teaspoon chicken or vegetable boullion powder
1 teaspoon sugar
1 Tablespoon water chestnut powder
2 Tablespoons cornstarch
3 Tablespoons vegetable oil
1 large leaf of lettuce, for lining a serving plate.
1. Mix all the ingredients except the vegetable oil, and make these into two-inch balls. Then flatten them gently.
2. Heat a large fry pan, then add the oil and when heated to medium (not hot), place the flattened disks in it and fry them until golden, turn over and fry them on the other side. Then remove them one by one to paper towels, and then to a serving plate with the lettuce leaf on it, and serve.

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