Macrobiotic ☆ Lotus Root Burgers

Macrobiotic ☆ Lotus Root Burgers

This veggie burger is made without eggs or meat. It's chewy, crispy and delicious ♪

Ingredients: 6 patties

☆ Lotus root (minced)
70 g
☆ Onion
1/4 large (about 70 g)
☆ Soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon
☆ Salt
a pinch
Lotus root (grated)
240 g
Whole wheat flour (or cake flour)
50 g
1/2 teaspoon
Soy sauce (for the finishing touch)
to taste


1. ■ Prepare both the minced lotus root and the grated lotus root. ■ Mince the onion.
2. Sauté the ☆ ingredients. Heat a small amount of sesame oil in a frying pan, then sauté the minced lotus root and onion until they're cooked through. Add the soy sauce and salt, then cool.
3. While cooling, grate the lotus root. In a bowl, lightly mix (do not knead) the grated lotus root and the mixture from Step 2 with the whole wheat flour and 1/2 teaspoon salt. When the mixture can be gathered into a ball, divide into 6 equal portions, roll into balls, then flatten into patties.
4. Heat 2 teaspoons sesame oil in a frying pan and slowly fry both sides of the paddies over low-medium heat. When they fry to a nice golden brown, swirl in the soy sauce, then it's ready to serve. ♪

Story Behind this Recipe

I based this on a recipe I found in a macrobiotic cookbook.