Insider's Kitchen

No.202 (12/9/11)


By Nao H. Kauffman
Chief Editor

One of our Insider staff writers, Emiko, introduced you to Aomori's unique vegetables in Check It Out in this edition. There are many ways to enjoy the nutritious foods, and you can enjoy them only while you live in Misawa. It is also fun to try a new food item by visiting local supermarkets or fresh markets in town. You can also create your own recipe and arrange the food. We hope this will help you in learning about some Japanese foods!

Fried Nagaimo

・1 or 2 Tbsp Olive oil
・Chopped Parsley/green onion
・Garlic paste
・1 Tbsp Butter
・2 Tbsp Soy sauce
・2 Tbsp Mirin (a kind of rice wine, lower alcohol, adding sweet sugar flavor)

1.Slice nagaimo thickly.
2.In the frying pan, heat garlic with olive oil and fry the potato till both side get brown.
3.Add some butter and fry more.
4.Add soy sauce, mirin and parsley or green onion. Keep frying them till the sauce gets absorbed. Children may love this dish by adding melting cheese on top!

Another interesting recipe!
Nagaimo is good with mayo or cheese. You can thinly slice them and put them on sliced breads. Toast them in the oven toaster or bake in the oven.

You can also use nagaimo to make nagaimo pickles with vinegar just like other pickles. It removes the sliminess and keeps the crunchiness. It is a great way to store the fresh veggies through winter!

Gobou Chips Slice Gobou thinly or thickly whichever you prefer. Soak them in water and drain the water. Dry them very well with paper towels. Dredge them with cornstarch. Heat oil for deep-fry. Fry them till golden brown. Toss pepper, salt or fried garlic chips or any other spices and mix them well as you like. These are great for kids snacks or your beer snacks!

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