[ Currently Eating: Some Kind of Burrito ]
(Apologies, I spelled Korokke wrong…)
Not much progress to be found on the shoulder / back ailment lately. The only thing I’ve been able to do is limit my computer usage severely. That’s making me extremely sad, but what can you do. I’ve got an appointment to have it checked again, possibly get some kind of physical therapy lined up, but we’ll see.
Till then, I think posts are mostly going to consist of this type which is Leftovers for Lunch. I think I might have covered this particular one in the past, but I’m not sure. I really like to combine two different leftovers into one lunch where possible. This is part of a cold somen noodle lunch we’d made earlier plus a little fried korokke courtesy of the folks.
Once again, an important Cheap Eats tenet: Eat at the parent’s house whenever you can (If you like their food, of course).
“Korokke” is actually a japanese version of croquettes. My mom makes the version that doesn’t have cream or milk in it so it isn’t as rich. It’s basically mashed potatoes, ground meat (beef or turkey) and some spices. You form patties with them and use a flour, egg wash, panko mix to coat them, and then fry them up. Eaten with ketchup, hot sauce or tonkatsu sauce.
I put it with cold somen that is meant to be the kind that you dip in sauce and eat. Topped with any number of things – this time around it’s a sliced egg omelette, green onion and chopped lettuce. Yep, that cup is NOT filled with tea but with a soy sauce / mirin / bonito flake based sauce. Ordinarily, if you get this type of noodle at a restaurant it is brought out on these bamboo trays with slats that allow water to drain out the noodles. But we don’t have those, so I just put it in a bowl, slosh it in the cup of sauce, and eat it. Messy, but effective. Cold noodles like this make a great summertime lunch…