You can use leftovers or freshly bought potato salad
As much as you like
proportionate to the amount of chikuwa
for extra flavor, if desired
Cut the chikuwa open.
Pack in the potato salad.
Cut into easy-to-eat portions.
Make the batter with flour, egg, and cold water, and fry these. Make sure to coat these a bit thicker than normal tempura! Mix in your favorite seasoning such as aonori seaweed or curry powder roux!
They are done once they turn crispy! The potato salad is already flavored so it tastes great as-is, but if it is not enough for your family, then eat it together with an Aurora-type sauce.
Story Behind this Recipe
I often see this at side-dish specialty shops so I imitated it!
Why not your family's delicious potato salad for the next day? I don't have anyone in my family who takes bento with them, but you will not be found-out by your family -- no one will guess that they're leftovers from last night.