I was feeling rather inspired towards the end of last week to invent new things (was probably rather bored too). Following my ladybird pattern, I had a food idea in mind that I wanted to try out. Since the boyfriend stayed over last weekend, I was even more motivated to carry it out as this particular idea sprouted from his picky-eater nature. Story goes – I’ve been craving for sushi recently. I swear, if I had all the money in the world, I would get me a sushi chef and eat Salmon nigiri everyday! The boyfriend, however, does not like rice, seafood and seaweed (and a lot of other things) which is what most sushi consists of. I actually tried to find out if there exists a variant of sushi without the things that he doesn’t like, and all I could come up with is tamagoyaki (literally translates to fried egg). Then, I had this crazy idea of substituting rice with mashed potato and seaweed with tamagoyaki. As I played around with the idea some, I wondered if it was possible to make some sort of chicken roll with things inside. Only one way to find out!
And the results:
I was extremely pleased with how well the shapes turned out! Some of the onigiri-style mashed potatoes did crumble apart in the wok so if you want to give this a go, it may help to reduce the size a bit (I made mine a similar size to regular onigiri). Also, do go crazy with the ingredients. There are infinite possibilities for various combinations here – I just went with whatever I have with me at the time.