Recipe courtesy of Barbara Ishida

Barbara Ishida's Secret Lotus Root Patties

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  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 40 min
  • Prep: 20 min
  • Cook: 20 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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1 pound ground chicken, turkey, or beef

1/3 cup rolled oats or 2 slices white bread soaked in 1/2 cup skim milk

1 small egg

1/2 red onion, minced

1/4 teaspoon garlic salt

1 tablespoon oyster sauce

1 tablespoon teriyaki sauce

1 package sliced, frozen, precooked lotus root*


  1. Preheat a grill.
  2. Mix the chicken, oats, egg, onion, garlic salt, oyster sauce and teriyaki sauce together in a small bowl. Shape ground meat mixture into meat balls and press firmly onto lotus root slices. Place on the grill and grill until well done.

Cook’s Note

*Can be purchased at Asian markets in the frozen food section