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Atsuage, Potato, & Ground Pork Simmered in Miso

Atsuage, Potato, & Ground Pork Simmered in Miso

This is a very filling and delicious simmered dish.

Ingredients: 2-4 servings

Atsuage
1 large piece
Potatoes
2 large
Ground pork (or ground chicken or mixed ground meat)
200 g
Garlic
1 clove
★ Water
500 ml
★ Sake, miso, sugar
4 tablespoons each
★ Dashi stock granules
1 teaspoon
Katakuriko dissolved in water
as needed

Steps

1. Cut the potatoes and atsuage into bite-size pieces. Soak the cut potatoes in water to remove bitterness. Crush the garlic.
2. Heat some vegetable oil in a frying pan. Add the ground pork and crushed garlic, and stir-fry over medium-high heat.
3. When the meat is crumbly and browned, add the potatoes and stir-fry for a further 2-3 minutes.
4. Add the ★ ingredients and when the miso is dissolved, add the atsuage and lightly stir everything together. Cover with the lid and simmer for 20 minutes over low heat.
5. When it's finished simmering, add the katakuriko dissolved in water. Stir to thicken and return to a simmer. It's done.
6. Tip: If you mix the miso with some sake first, it will dissolve more easily when you add it to the pot.

Story Behind this Recipe

I had lots of leftover potatoes and atsuage, so I made this dish.