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[Vegetarian] Fried Burdock Root with Sweet-Salty Sauce and Sesame Seeds

[Vegetarian] Fried Burdock Root with Sweet-Salty Sauce and Sesame Seeds

It tastes just like something you'd buy at a department store food hall! This side dish is good for your body and will you a beauty boost since it's made with honey instead of white sugar. It's a vegetarian dish without the five vegetables prohibited in the buddhist diet: Chinese onion, leek, chive, onion, garlic.

Ingredients: 2 servings

Burdock roots
2
Katakuriko
as needed
Olive oil
as needed
The sauce ingredients:
Soy sauce
1 tablespoon
Mirin
1 tablespoon
Cooking sake (optional)
2 teaspoons
Honey
2 tablespoons
Ground sesame seeds (white)
2 teaspoons
Toasted white sesame seeds
2 teaspoons
Red chili peppers (sliced into rounds)
as needed

Steps

1. Chop the burdock roots with the skin on into pieces, and soak in water.
2. Drain the excess water, and lightly coat with katakuriko. Shallow-fry in olive oil.
3. Simmer the sauce ingredients in the pan.
4. Add the Step 3 burdock roots to the pan, mix with the sauce, and you're done.

Story Behind this Recipe

I couldn't forget the sweet and salty side dish that I ate in a department store food hall. I tried recreating it using honey.