Lotus Root Balls


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By Ellen Schrecker

Published 1976

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Flavor: Unique — Meal: Almost in Advance, Fried

The lotus is a versatile as well as beautiful plant. The Chinese eat its seeds and its roots, wrap seasonal pastries in its leaves, and celebrate its flowers as the Buddhist symbol of beauty and purity because they bloom so gloriously in the most uninviting environments. Fresh lotus root, which is sold by the pound in most Chinese markets, looks like a potato. It is approximately the size and shape of a potato and even has a light brow