Sakura-Colored Buttered Potatoes

Sakura-Colored Buttered Potatoes

Have someone help you out while you're making these buttered potatoes. Wouldn't it be twice as delicious if made by 2 people?

Ingredients: 1-2 servings

Potatoes (I used the Kita-akari variety)
2 meduim size
Dried sakura shrimp
2 tablespoons
one pat (about 15 g)
Salt and pepper
to taste
Small grinding bowl


1. Put dried sakura shrimp in a small grinding bowl (you can purchase them at dollar stores in Japan) and grind them into fine pieces.
2. 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.
3. Put butter in a frying pan. Add the potatoes and lightly stir fry. Let the butter soak into the potatoes.
4. 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.