Instead of painting lotus, let me just share part of the lotus that I cooked. Lotus roots can be eaten. We can make soup, fry or pickle out of it. It is very easy, quick and with minimum work to cook this soup. All we need are: lotus roots, meat (any preferred), red dates (optional), wolfberry (optional). Red dates and wolfberry can be found at Chinese drug stores.
Wash and peel off the root skin. Cut the root and meat thin. Because my daughter has braces on, so I just used chicken for this soup. Any of your preference meat will do.
If you have a slow cooker, use it to cook this soup. It takes longer time to soften the roots. If you don’t have it, any pot will be fine too. Just boil the cut lotus roots (dates and wolfberry) until soft. Add meat and seasoning to your taste. Now you have soup for dinner tonight. Enjoy and Happy Saturday!