Friday, February 13, 2009

Lotus and Pork "Sliders"

They look so cute, and the texture is really nice. Jason named this dish.

1/2 lb. lotus, peeled, sliced into 3/8" thin, and soak in water for 15 minutes
1/2 lb. ground pork
1 tbsp. sake
1 tsp. miso
1 tsp. soy sauce
1 tbsp. grated ginger
1/4 tsp. black pepper
potato starch
lettuce leaves

Mix the pork, sake, miso, soy sauce, grated ginger, and black pepper in a bowl by hand. Knead until the texture is smooth and the mixture becomes shiny. Cover and let it rest in the fridge for 15-30 minutes.

Pat dry the lotus slices and place them on a large plate. By using the sifter, sprinkle the potato starch over the surface of each slice.

Make meat balls by hand and make "sandwiches" with lotus slices (potato starch side should face inside).

Place the "sandwiches" on plates over lettuce leaves and cook in the steamer for about 10 minutes or until cooked through at medium-high heat.