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Sweet and Savory Burdock Root Just Like from the Deli

Sweet and Savory Burdock Root Just Like from the Deli

Sweet and savory burdock root is a dish loved by both children and adults alike.
This is a recreation of a popular deli item.

Ingredients: 2-3 servings

Burdock root
1-2
Katakuriko
as needed
Sesame seeds
1 tablespoon
◎ Soy sauce
3 tablespoons
◎ Sake
3 tablespoons
◎ Sugar
2 and 1/2 tablespoon
◎ Mirin
1 tablespoon

Steps

1. Scrape the skin off the burdock root, diagonally slice into thick elliptical rounds, then soak in water with a small amount of vinegar for 30 minutes to remove the astringent taste.
2. Lightly simmer the ◎ ingredients in a sauce pan, then stir in the sesame seeds. If you simmer the sauce for too long, it will get too concentrated.
3. Thoroughly wipe off the excess liquid from the burdock root, then coat in katakuriko.
4. Deep fry the burdock root in 180°C oil until crisp, drain excess oil, then mix with the ◎ ingredients.

Story Behind this Recipe

Sweet and Savory Burdock Root is a popular dish offered in delis.
I've always had a constant craving for that taste, so I recreated it at home.