An Easy & Delicious Recipe For A Japanese Breakfast/Snack
One of my favorite meals is mashed potatoes with Asian style fixins': garlic cloves, sesame seeds & oil, nori flakes, sea salt and black pepper. Besides oatmeal, this is one of my breakfast meals in rotation. It's also great as a snack. I love having this nowadays because it helps warm me up.
Steaming is a healthy way to prepare potatoes. My acupuncturist recommended steaming as a way to strengthen my body, creating more energy. It's to help with those spells of fatigue I get from time to time.
The nori flakes are great for metal detoxification and gives a chewy texture when mixed in with the hot potatoes. I buy a 50 sheet package which lasts for about 3 months. I take 2 sheets (2 per person) at a time, cut them into strips, then into 1-inch squares.
Toasted sesame oil is much more flavorful than sesame oil. It's better to add it at the end of cooking, since heat will make the flavor fade.
6 red potatoes, each about the size of tennis balls
1/2 each elephant garlic clove, peeled
- Bring a medium pot about 1/3 full of water to a boil (enough to have the pot going for about 20-30 minutes and not run out of water).
- While waiting for the water to boil, roughly chop the potatoes and garlic. Add potatoes and garlic to the steamer basket.
- Cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes. It is done when the potatoes are soft when pierced with a fork.
- Discard the water from the pot, move the potatoes and garlic from the steamer to the pot. Add the honey & salt in with the potatoes and garlic and mash altogether. Mix in the rest of the ingredients.
- Enjoy while hot and save the rest as cold leftovers for later in the week.