Honestly, I'm not sure I even expect anybody to try this, but it's one of my favorite side vegies. Gobo (burdock root) is really high in fiber and is a bit like tofu in that it takes on the flavor of whatever you happen to cook it with. Don't skip the soaking. Gobo does stain your fingers when you handle it, so you might want to use gloves if you are planning to go out after dinner. Preparation time includes soaking time for the burdock root, but not the time to peel and julienne the burdock root. It takes my mom about 3 minutes, it takes me longer.
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- 1Peel the burdock root and julienne it (matchstick size) into very thin strips.
- 2Soak the burdock matchsticks in water for 30 minutes and drain well.
- 3While the burdock is soaking, peel the carrot and julienne it into matchsticks of a similar size as the burdock root.
- 4Put vegetable oil in a frying pan and put it on high heat.
- 5Add burdock sticks and fry for a couple minutes.
- 6Add carrot sticks in the hot pan and fry for one to two minutes, moving the vegetables around constantly.
- 7Add all remaining ingredients in the pan and stir well.
- 8Remove from heat and serve!
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Nutritional Facts for Kinpira Gobo (braised Burdock Root)
Serving Size: 1 (51 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 69.4
- Calories from Fat 34
- Total Fat 3.8 g
- Saturated Fat 0.5 g
- Cholesterol 0.0 mg
- Sodium 317.1 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 6.9 g
- Dietary Fiber 0.9 g
- Sugars 4.6 g
- Protein 0.9 g
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