Ok, ok, so I know I promised you losers I’d made some Free!-licious mackerel, but alas, I felt like it’d taste better if I marinated it for a day or two, so while I’m letting that sit, I thought I’d do another popular anime-tastic recipe called
For those of you who are unaware of this delicious fuckin summer treat, it’s basically like…a ball thing that’s filled with pieces of octopus and stuff, and then it’s covered in tonkatsu sauce and kewpie mayo and furikake and bonito flakes and seaweed and it’s just so fuckin hella delicious jesus christ im crying just thinking about these lil balls of perfection.
So yeah. lets make some fuckin takoyaki balls motherfucker.
OH YEAH. PS: if you don’t have a takoyaki pan, don’t flip a shit, just get innovative and heat up a fuckin metal mini muffin tin, or use a cake pop or donut hole maker/pan thing if you have it. Any sort of pan that has remotely round filly things is gonna work fine for your takoyaki.
(serves: shit I think like about 20 pieces. maybe more. it serves anime. that’s what it serves. just all sorts of anime. fukin. god just read the recipe)
- 1 cup Seafood/fish/veggie stock
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp soy sauce
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup plus 1 Tbsp all purpose flour
- Octopus tentacles cut into lil cute chunky chunks
- Veggie oil (for nonstick pan purposes)
- 3 Tbsp tonkatsu sauce
- Some Kewpie mayo*
- Dried green seaweed flakes
- Dried bonito flakes
*I’ll say this once and I’ll say it a thousand fucking times. These recipes require KEWPIE mayo. Not regular mayo. Not home made mayo (though that is fun to make), not the mayo that comes from yo mama’s bootay. KEWPIE. FUCKIN. MAYO. The taste between kewpie mayo and regular mayo are totally different (cough kewpie is better cough) and you’re not gonna have a good time if you use anything other than kewpie.
Where can you get Kewpie mayo? Your local asian grocery store, sometimes even a regular grocery store. Fuck, get it online. But you can’t sub it out for regular mayo, friend. Don’t do it.
- Put the stock, egg, salt, soy sauce, and flour in a bowl and mix that shit up. Heat up your takoyaki pan until it’s hella hot.
- Now, get your lil octo-chunks and the batter, and using a tablespoon, pour the batter halfway into the thing, then put an octo-chunk in, and then fill it up till it reaches the top.
- Let that shit cook for like 3 minutes or until it’s browned a bit on the bottom and the top is like, cooked a bit around the edges.
- Then, using chopsticks or hella big toothpicks, flip it over. You are not going to get this right on the first try unless you’re the second coming of our Lord and Savior Godoka. It’ll take a few tries, but u got dis friend.
- Once you’re done with all the takoyaki, put them in a bowl or whatever and make the tonkatsu sauce. Using a teaspoon, ladle the sauce over the takoyaki.
- Then, sprinkle the furikake over all of the balls. After that, add the mayo by just kinda drizzling it over the takoyaki.
- After that, top it with the seaweed flakes, followed by the bonito flakes.
- Share these with your anime boo while you’re watching some anime fireworks at the anime summer festival or some shit idk.
Yeah. That’s really all there is to it. See, cooking sounds or looks hard or whatever, but like if you just take things step by step, you realize it’s all actually super duper easy, even the super cool and fancy looking shit.
So yeah. Embrace your inner anime and make these lil octo-balls of happiness 24/7 while watching some beautiful harem bullshit show.