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Easy Otoshibuta Drop Lid with Parchment Paper

Easy Otoshibuta Drop Lid with Parchment Paper

It's easy to cut out an otoshibuta to match the size of your pot or frying-pan. If you already knew this trick, my apologies!

Ingredients

Parchment paper
The size of your pot or frying-pan

Steps

1. Cut the parchment paper to the size of your pot or frying-pan (a rough approximation is fine).
2. Fold the parchment paper into four.
3. With either a scissors or simply by ripping, cut across the parallel line as show in the picture twice (once on the side shown and once on the bottom side) (there's no need to be precise).
4. It should look like this.
5. Done. It's not so big that is sticks out of the sides of the pot/frying pan, exactly as an otoshibuta should be.

Story Behind this Recipe

I used to use aluminum foil as an otoshibuta, but I read somewhere online that cooking with aluminum is bad for your health (although I can't verify the source) and so I've switched to using parchment paper.