Friday, January 7, 2011

Inari Potato Croquette
(Bean Bag Wrapped Mashed Potato)

Aburaage (deep-fried tofu)
Potato (mashed)
Carrot (minced)
Onion (minced)
Parsley (or any chopped herb)

"Inari Potato Croquette" sound wierd but be adventurous and try it. They taste great!
Inarizushi is a pouch of fried tofu filled with usually just sushi rice. It is another Japanese traditional food also popular local food in Hawaii.
I filled mashed potato instead of sushi rice however, pumpkin or beans might be good to replace potato filling too.

Boil or steam potato and mash. Put minced onion, carrot in the pan and make them brown in oil. Remove the pan from heat and mix with mashed potato, parsley, salt and pepper well.

Put aburaage (fried tofu) into boiling water for a few minutes to remove its excess oil. Drain and dry aburaage with paper towels and let them cool completely. Cut aburaage in halves and inside-out the pouch. Open the pouch and stuff potato filling (shaped into a cylinder) inside. Fold in the open side to close the pouch. Cook on the pan or place them in a oven until golden brown .

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