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Fried Atsuage with Bonito Flakes & Mayo

Fried Atsuage with Bonito Flakes & Mayo

This dish is convenient for times when you need just one more dish on the table. The dashi from the bonito flakes shines in this dish.

Ingredients: 2 blocks of atsuage

Bonito flakes
3 g
Atsuage
2 blocks
Spinach
100 g
Mayonnaise
5 tablespoons
Soy sauce
2 teaspoons
Shichimi spice
to taste

Steps

1. Remove the root from the spinach and cut into 1 cm lengths. Parboil in salted water and then thoroughly wring out the excess moisture. Put the spinach, bonito flakes, mayonnaise, and soy sauce into a bowl and mix well.
2. Toast the atsuage in the toaster until crunchy and then cut into bite-sized pieces. You could also toast them in a frying pan with no oil.
3. Add the toasted atsuage to the bowl from Step 1 and roughly combine. Serve on a dish and season with shichimi spice to finish.

Story Behind this Recipe

I like to eat toasted atsuage with leek, ginger, bonito flakes, and soy sauce, so I made this.