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Shrimp-Wrapped Potato Cakes

Shrimp-Wrapped Potato Cakes

A simple, small item perfect for bentos.

Ingredients: 10 pieces

Shrimp
10 pieces
Potatoes
2, medium
Pizza cheese
10 g
◎ Mayonnaise
1 tablespoon
◎ Salt and pepper
To taste
Vegetable oil
As needed
For prepping the shrimp
Sake
1 tablespoon
Katakuriko
1 tablespoon

Steps

1. Peel the potatoes, microwave for 5 to 6 minutes at 500 to 600 W, then mash well. Mix with the ingredients marked with ◎.
2. Peel and de-vein the shrimp, leaving the tails. Massage in the prep ingredients, then rinse the shrimp with water. Make a cut down the inner side of the shrimp to butterfly them.
3. Divide the mashed potatoes into about 10 equal portions, and gently roll into balls, Wrap each ball with a shrimp. Make 10 of these.
4. Heat some vegetable oil in a frying pan, and arrange the shrimp wrapped potatoes in the pan. Pan fry over medium heat for 3 to 4 minutes.
5. When the shrimp changes color, flip them and cook for another 1 minute or so.
6. Place small amounts of pizza cheese on top. Cover the pan with a lid and turn off the heat. Let the cheese melt in the residual heat.
7. Arrange on a serving plate. Garnish with dried parsley (not included in ingredient list) or other toppings of your choice.

Story Behind this Recipe

I wanted to come up with a simple recipe that would work for any meal during the day, that could be also a perfect bento item that was easy to eat and looked charming.