Renkon is lotus root. The interesting shape of these vegetable crisps makes them look really impressive and they taste great too! You can buy renkon in Asian food stores.

renkon crisps

INGREDIENTS:What's renkon?
1/2 a renkon (very thinly sliced)
Water with a tsp vinegar to prevent renkon from changing colour
Sea salt
Vegetable oil for frying


  1. Wash renkon and slice very thinly. You can keep skin on or peel it.
  2. Soak renkon slices in water and 1 tsp of vinegar for at least 10 mins.
  3. Rinse, drain and dry thoroughly using kitchen paper.
  4. Heat vegetable oil in pan.
  5. Throw in a piece of renkon, when it sizzles, oil is ready.
  6. Deep fry renkon until crispy and golden, take out using sieve spoon.
  7. Drain off excess oil on wire rack or kitchen paper.
  8. Sprinkle plenty of salt onto crisps and serve immediately.

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