Shredded white fish meat or large-sized hanpen fish calkes
Sugar or honey
3 tablespoons (2 tablespoons honey=45g)
Making the case: stack two 40cm cooking sheets together, fold
It at the 18cm line vertically and at the 20cm line horizontally (blue dots).
Take the long end of the sheet that is to become the height, fold into a triangle, and secure with a stapler. Warning: Make sure to use the front of the sheet to put be whisked eggs into. It will stick to the back.
Fold the portion that you want to stick out in half, then fold it again,and secure it at the same position as the line in the center with a stapler. Fold it into a shape so that the egg doesn't leak out if the case.
Preheat the oven to about 200°C.
Egg mixture: Add all of the ingredients to a mixer or food processor and blend.
Place the mold from step 5 on top of a cookie sheet, and gently Pour it in from the center of the mold. The bottom of the case is unstable, so put in the egg after placing it onto a cookie sheet.
Place into the oven and bake at 200°C for 10 minutes, lower to 180-190°C and bake for an additional 10-12 minutes, and stick it with a toothpick to check if it is done while baking.
This is the side with the pretty baked color. Place the side that was baked in the oven face down, and take it out on top of a bamboo sushi mat.
Pre/rolling: This is thick, and it will break if you try to roll it up directly, so lightly roll it up once in an oni sudare (bamboo sushi mat), and let sit for 10 minutes.
Real Rolling: this time we will re-roll it up tightly in a bamboo mat and secure it in 3 places with rubber bands, then stand it up to make the shape.
Let sit for 2~4 hours until it cools, and remove the bamboo sushi mat. It will hold in the fridge for 4-5 days.
Story Behind this Recipe
The fried egg machine in my house baked a 15x15cm square, so I made a mold out of a cooking sheet and left it up to the oven . It will not over bake, and I have made it this for many years.
This will crack if you roll it up tightly while it is still warm because it is thick, so roll it lightly and then re-roll it to make pretty datemaki rolls. Please adjust the cooking temperature and times according to your household oven. It is good to go once the surface turns golden brow .