Takoyaki - Octopus Balls

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Cooking oil
Commercial takoyaki sauce;
1 piece konbu; (kelp); 10cm
200 g Flour
Worcestershire sauce; OR Bulldog sauce OR Mayonnaise; (Best Foods or
Tenkasu; (or rice crispies)
2 Eggs
15 g Powsered katsuo-bushi;
200 g boiled octopus; Chopped
Benishoga; (pickled ginger)
Chopped negi; (scallions); to taste
450 cc Water

Original recipe makes 5



1. Clean the konbu by wiping it lightly with a cloth. 2. Cut the konbu into 2-centimeter-wide partial strips against the grain, but dont cut all the way to the edge. 3. Add the water and konbu to a pot, and cook uncovered over a slow fire. 4. Just before the water starts to boil, remove the konbu from the pot. The liquid should be a light yellowish or greenish color. 5. Add shaved katsuobushi to the water as it starts to boil. 6. After the liquid has been boiling a minute or two, turn off the heat. 7. Quickly remove the shaved katsuobushi from the liquid with a filter or strainer or cloth. Try to remove the katsuobushi while its still floating on the surface, before it has a chance to sink. 8. Allow the liquid to cool, then add the liquid, flour and eggs to a bowl and mix. Directions -- takoyaki Make a small test batch of 4 or 5 takoyaki at first, to check the consistency of the batter. Add more flour or water as needed. 1. Oil the takoyaki pan. 2. Add pieces of chopped octopus to each cup. 3. Pour in the batter. 4. Add benishoga, negi and tenkasu to taste. 5. Cook the takoyaki pieces until they achieve the desired degree of firmness, turning them over frequently. 6. Remove from the pan and serve with sauce and/or mayonnaise. NOTES : Takoyaki ("octopus balls") are usually served at street stands, but they can also be made at home. However, it will help if you have a takoyaki grill, or a similar device with 3-centimeter-diameter cups. Recipe by: Robb Satterwhite and Kenji Mitsuyama Posted to recipelu-digest by "Valerie Whittle" on Feb 15, 1998

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