First of all, thanks to positivespace for linking to Face Your Manga. LOL I'm not that great about using those things, but it was sorta fun. X-D
I actually cooked today:
Unagi tamago with rice and Unagi.
Yah, a double helping of Unagi, mostly because I didn't want to waste it since I obviously couldn't put all of the Unagi in the tamago roll.
Actually that's only half of everything, the pretty half. LOL What I actually ate was this. X-D Yah I had the heat on too high, so I burned part of the egg. It was still ok, just doesn't look very good.
I'll know better next time. I also tried to put too much unagi in the tamago, so again, over doing it.
I probably shouldn't have tried to do the unagi filled tamago on my first go, but eh, what the hell. It turned out mostly ok and I'll know what to do next time. :D
Recipe taken from Japanese Homestyle Cooking by Tokiko Suzuki
Edo-style thick omelet
3 Tbsp sugar
1 Tbsp mirin
2/3 Tbsp soy sauce
Dash of salt
- Break eggs in a bowl. Lift the whites up 3~4 times.
- Stir the eggs with chopsticks but do not beat.
- Add the seasonings and mix well.
- Strain through a sieve to make a smooth mixture (I skipped this)
- Coat a square omelet pan with oil. Heat a square omelet pan and wipe the surface with an oiled paper towel. Reduce the heat to medium until a drop of egg mixture sizzles.
- Pour in 1/3 of the egg mixture and spread evenly. Make even the swelled parts with chopsticks and cook until the surface is half done.
- Fold into three layers.
- Oil the space and slide the folded egg toward the back of the pan. Wipe the rest of the pan with oil and pour in half of the remaining egg mixture. Lift the folded egg and let the mixture run under it. Cook until the surface is half done and fold in two toward you. Repeat this, making the roll bigger.
- Shape with a bamboo mat. (Skipped)
It's actually quite tasty, even if I did burn it a little. But that was only cosmetic, it didn't taste burned at all.
Oh yah, and on a family note: I went to a family dinner last night to celebrate my Grandmother's 90th birthday! HAPPY BIRTHDAY GRANDMA! :D