Candied Lotus Root

Preparation info
  • Makes about

    3 cups

    , Including the Syrup
    • Difficulty


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By Diane Morgan

Published 2012

  • About

Crisp, lacelike lotus root cries out for a sweet preparation. I began by candying slices, simmering them in a simple syrup flavored with fresh ginger, star anise, and lemon. They turned out sweetly coated and delicately crisp, with a nuanced spiciness. You can use them as a gorgeous garnish for a dessert plate, a bowl of green tea ice cream, or the Brown Sugar–Ginger Ice Cream. Best of all, make the Lotus Root Upside-Down Cak