|Submitted by: Nicola||2 March 2015|
A tasty and fun to cook dish from Japan.
-> You'll need a takoyaki pan from a Japanese supply store, or you could use a mini muffin pan, but the shape will be a bit funny.
In a large bowl, mix well Dashi, eggs, soy sauce, salt, and flour with a whisk.
Heat a Takoyaki pan with oil to very hot, just until the oil begins to smoke. Use enough oil to coat the pan using a paper towel so that the batter won't stick. Then pour batter to fill the holes of the pan.
Drop octopus pieces in the batter in each hole, and sprinkle chopped green onions and ginger all over the pan.
Cook at medium heat for 1-2 minutes and turn over with a chopstick once the batter is just cooked (similar to turning pancakes) . It can be a little tricky at first, so try one or two at a time until you've got it. Cook another 3-4 minutes, turning constantly.
Place the cooked Takoyaki on a plate and pour Takoyaki sauce and mayo over them (to taste). Finish the dish by sprinkling the Takoyaki with Aonori (green dried seaweed) and Katsuobushi (dried bonito flakes).