Sushi Craving

Dried pork sushi is my all time favorite.  I suppose there is a more proper name for it, but that is what we always called it growing up.  At any given time I will wish I had some, but it seems I only get around to making it every couple of years.

Ingredients assembled: seaweed, sushi rice, egg “pancakes”, pickled carrots, dried pork, bowl of water, and bamboo roller thingy.  Yes, I do have imitation crab there.  That was for a second kind of sushi, but it accidentally got frozen and did not thaw in time to make them at this time.

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The process went smoothly and quickly with my helpers.  Perhaps I will get around to making these more often now!

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Finished rolls.  I will not say how fast they were devoured.  It makes my heart happy that Kiki and Lulu enjoyed them as much as I do.  Or maybe that is a bad thing because then I do not get to eat them all by myself.

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Directions for those who are interested.  This is what I did, but like with most things involving food there is more than one way.

Pickled Carrots:  Peel and cut into matchsticks.  Generously sprinkle with salt and let sit for at least 15 minutes.  I probably let them sit about 30 minutes.  Rinse them off well in water.  Mix with 1 Tbsp of sugar and 2 Tbsp of vinegar and let sit again, at least an hour but I was not that patient.

Egg “pancake”:  Scramble 4 eggs.  Heat up small frying pan with some oil.   Cover the bottom of the pan with a thin layer of egg.  Let it cook, flip, cook, remove.  Repeat.  Cut into slices.

Sushi Rice:  Cook 2 cups of rice in a rice cooker.  In a small sauce pan heat 4 Tbsp of rice vinegar and 2-3 Tbsp of sugar until the sugar is dissolved.  Let cool.  Transfer your rice to a non-metallic bowl and let cool.  Thoroughly stir in the vinegar mixture.

Assembly:  Lay a sheet of seaweed on the bamboo roller.  Cover with a thin layer of rice, leave one short edge without anything on it.  Lay some eggs, carrots, and dried pork (whatever you choose ) along the opposite short edge.  Wet the exposed seaweed edge with a little water.  Carefully roll it up and let the wet edge seal it all together.

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One thought on “Sushi Craving

  1. Looks really good. K & L look like they were having a good time making it. L seems like she can’t wait to eat one.

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