Saturday 13 July 2013

Chinese Lotus Root Cake

Hi.  This is another meal which I had prepared for my family weekend lunch.

The disadvantage of Air Fryer is that it has little space.  It’s only suitable for small family to cook easy and simple meal.

The basket in the air fryer is made of wire mesh.  So it has the tendency that the meat will stick on it and make washing difficult.  Therefore, I place a small plate that could nicely fit into the basket then the meat on the plate instead of placing the meat directly on the wire mesh.

The meat was fry evenly as you can see from the pic.  I simply could’t achieve this if they were fry over the gas stove.  The best thing I like about Air Fryer is that very little oil is used.

For this recipe I made about 18 pieces.  It took me 2 rounds of frying.  To achieve this, I actually stacked up the flatten meat ball on top one other and midway of the frying, turned the meat around.

 So Air Fryer is not only can do nice, crunchy and delicious fries, it also cooks nice and healthy meal.

  • Medium size prawn
  • Mince pork
  • Lotus root (can use water chestnut too)
  • Parsley
  • Olive Oil
  • Corn starch
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Water

  1. Remove the shell and the vein from the prawn.
  2. Mince the prawn.
  3. Chop the lotus root into tiny pieces.
  4. Chop the parsley.
  5. Mixed the mince pork, mince prawn, lotus root and parsley together and marinate with olive oil, corn starch, salt, pepper and some water.
  6. Put in refrigerate to marinate for minimum 30 minutes.
  7. Sprinkle with some olive oil on the small plate that was placed on the Air Fryer basket.
  8. Divide the meat into small balls (about 6cm diameter) and give a slight press on the meat balls to flatten it a bit.
  9. Drop about 8-9 flatten meat ball on the plate which was placed on the Air Fryer basket.  I also stacked the flatten meat ball on top one another. 
  10. Airfry at 200 Deg C for abt 12-15mins.  Turn the meat around in the midway.  

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