Put dried sakura shrimp in a small grinding bowl (you can purchase them at dollar stores in Japan) and grind them into fine pieces.
Skin the potatoes and cut them into bite-sized pieces. Briefly soak in water. Blot excess moisture, wrap in plastic wrap,and microwave for about 3 minutes.
Put butter in a frying pan. Add the potatoes and lightly stir fry. Let the butter soak into the potatoes.
Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve on a plate. Sprinkle dried sakura shrimp and it's done! Enjoy these as a snack with someone special.
Story Behind this Recipe
I wanted to top the potatoes with shio-kara (fermented krill) because I'm a native of Hokkaido, but since it wouldn't give them an attractive color, I used the beautiful dried sakura shrimp.
The cooking time for the potatoes is approximate. I cooked the potatoes in a microwave-safe plastic container. For the dried sakura shrimp, it's delicious with a mixture of finely powdered and half-ground bits. Adjust the amount of butter to taste. By the way, in my house, my son helped me out. This may be good for getting your kids to help out.