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Deep Fried Chikuwa Fish Stick, Nori Seaweed and Cheese

Deep Fried Chikuwa Fish Stick, Nori Seaweed and Cheese

I rolled cheese and nori seaweed up in chikuwa fish sticks and deep fried them. This is one voluminous dish. Add to bentos, or enjoy as a beer snack .

Ingredients: 4 rolls

Chikuwa
2
Sliced cheese
1 slice
Nori seaweed
to taste
☆Egg
1
☆Cake flour
3 tablespoons
☆Salt and pepper
a small amount
Panko
5 to 6 tablespoons
Frying oil
as needed

Steps

1. Cut the fish sticks open vertically and facing the golden brown side outwards, place half a slice of cheese and nori seaweed cut to the same size as the cheese on top of the fish stick.
2. Tightly roll up step 1 from the front to the back, and secure the left and right sides of the overlap with toothpicks.
3. Thoroughly mix ☆ together, and roll Step 2 around in the mixture. Next, coat with panko. Spoon the panko on to the hard to coat bits.
4. This is what they look like breaded.
5. Deep fry in 320F/170C oil.
6. Turn them over while frying so they are all a nice golden colour.
7. Wipe off excess oil, and cut in half and they are done. *You can remove the toothpick here.
8. Secure with picks to make them look pretty!
9. Here they are with shiso. I used the shiso leaves instead of seaweed. Refreshing and tasty.

Story Behind this Recipe

I like fried fish sticks. This time I made a cute version with seaweed and cheese.