Slice the lotus root into 3 mm wide pieces, sprinkle on some salt and pepper, and thinly coat in flour. Wash and drain the vegetables. Combine the ingredients marked ★ to make the dressing.
Slice the bacon into 5mm widths. Thinly coat a frying pan with oil, and fry the bacon until browned. Remove the excess oil with a paper towel.
Pour the garlic oil into the frying pan. Fry the lotus root slices and then drain.
Put the mixed leaves in a serving bowl, add the bacon and lotus root, and pour on the dressing to finish.
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I just came up with this off the top of my head. I also recommend you enjoy it with French dressing. (Recipe ID: 2197348)
In Step 3, fry the lotus root until browned. If you are not using sushi vinegar, make your own by combining 1 tablespoon of vinegar with sugar and salt. If you just use vinegar, it won't have a mellow taste, so make sure you add a little sugar as well. Adjust the amount of dressing ingredients to your tastes.