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Burdock Root Chips (Vegan/Vegetarian/Gluten-free)


Have you ever eaten burdock root called GOBO in Japanese? It has crunchy texture and mild earthy flavor.

Burdock root is high in fiber and rich in polyphenols. It is widely used for homemade dishes in Northern Asia.

Because burdock root has a thin skin, you actually don’t need to peel. Just scrub with a vegetable brush or the back of a knife. In addition, the burdock root gets discolored after scrubbing the surface by oxidation of polyphenols. This is natural and doesn’t harm you.

Today I will introduce you crunchy burdock root chips.

Ingredients (serving 2)

  • About 20-inch Burdock root
  • Salt
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 to 3 Tablespoons cornstarch

The recipe is easy. Burdock root is oven-fried so it can save a lot of bother compared to deep-frying.

Preheat the oven to 400 degree F.
Cut burdock root into about 5-inch-length pieces. Scrub the surface. Slice it with slicer or peeler.
In a bowl, combine the burdock root, olive oil, salt, and cornstarch. Toss well.
Line a baking pan with a piece of parchment paper.
Bake on top rack for 17 minutes until golden brown and crisp.


Author: fravitch

We have two blogs: One is a recipe blog "Your Home for Homemade Japanese Food". Another is about my husband's book "Accidental Samurai".

24 thoughts on “Burdock Root Chips (Vegan/Vegetarian/Gluten-free)

  1. Never heard of this root. But the finished product does look good. Looked for the root today on a local market though. They just gave me a funny look.

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  2. I have never heard of this root either but I have a huge Asian market nearby. I will have to take a look for it.

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  4. Hey! This seems like such a lovely post. I am just 13 and I have learnt quite some things on your blog. I am looking forward to reading your posts. I have a baking blog of my own and I would love it if you check it out. It would be great if you let me know your thoughts about it. Also, follow if you like and feel free to give suggestions!

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  5. that looks like a great snack with healthy aspects! thank you!!

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  6. Looks delicious and like our fried onion rings although I have never heard of it before now. Thank you for sharing!

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  9. Super healthy root great for boosting fertility in women. Thanks for sharing.

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