The Art of Aquatic Cooking
Bean Sprout & Lotus Tuber
With Crispy Bacon
By Tuckfook Ng, Penang, Malaysia
For those less health conscious but into taste!
1/2 pound of bean sprouts
1/2 pound lotus tuber - cut into thin strips 2" long and
10-20 sprigs of chives - discard pointed ends and roots. Cut
into strips 2" long.
4 red chilies if you like - cut diagonally into thin slices.
1 clove of garlic, finely chopped.
A few sprigs of spring onions cut to 2" strips.
6 rashers of streaky bacon or more if you like crispy bacon.
Slowly fry bacon until crisp and remove from oil. Do not discard
the oil. Break the crispy bacon into tiny bits by putting it
between kitchen towels and rolling with a rolling pin. Crispy
bacon will be used as garnish
Using high heat:
Tuber Basics | Lotus
Heat bacon fat till smoking and add garlic, stir fry for 20
seconds. Add lotus tuber strips and stir fry 30-45 seconds. Add
bean sprouts and stir fry 30 seconds or until the bean sprouts
just change color (white to translucent). Add chives and stir
fry 15 seconds. Add chilies and stir fry 15 seconds. Dish out
onto serving plate, add a dash of pepper and cover with bacon
& spring onion garnish. Serve. Use soy sauce if not salty
enough, though the bacon will make it quite salty.
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