May 23, 2006

Croquette -french? (?_?)

I am not familiar with French food....but croquette is actually French food? I belived it was Japanese one until I learn about croquette/post photos in my weblog :-p (Actually I've never seen 'croquette' liseted in menu at French restaurant, even though literally looks French:-(

First of all, I cooked onion and ground meat until brown, and mixed with mashed potatos. Add more juicy ground meat if you are not vegitalian.

After making balls of meat&potatoes, dressed with flower, egg and bread crumbs. Usually I make bread crumb from a sliced bread by a food processor because of remaining more moisture. Fry them in oil until crisp. If you may want make batter thicker, fry again after dressing with as the same way. Tip for succesful is to fry until 'crisp'.

You may want add white sauce inside before make 'Creamy croquette'! or can be 'Curry croquette!'. Can be added more vegitables like carrot or green things to make Vegitable croquette:-D Croquette is very easy to make your original one based on smashed potatoes.

Enjoy with Brown sauce or soy sauce...!

May 13, 2006

Spinach - Healthy way v(^__^)v

Let me introduce how to eat popeye spinach as healthy way!!
Put a bunch of spinach from roots in boiling warter with salt, and boil them in a few minuites. During boiling, prepare for soysauce with WASABI (Japanese horseradish).

Take them out of the pan, and run under cold warter. Cut them and mix with soy sauce.

Add some Katsuo-bushi or sesami if you like, before serving!

May 02, 2006

Butani (@_@)

"Buta" means Pork, and "ni" means boiled.

After tying block of pork belly with kite string, boiling gently for about an hour with soysource, brown sugar, warter, sake and sweet cooking rice sake.

You can boil with soft-boiled eggs and green vegitables like spinach for side dish. String around pork is important to maintain the firmness during boiling. As you already notice from my previous receipe, we usually use Japanese "sake" for cooking(mostly boiling dishes). It enhance "umami" of pork more(umami is known as the fifth taste sensation).

Yummy....!(^3^) Fatty?! If you think, you can boil pork first, throw the boiled warter out, and boiling with seasinings, so that you can take fatty things out.