Friday, April 03, 2020

Amy's Quick SUKIYAKI Dinner

There is always a room for a good learning on the How To's in making dinner quickly.  And I had a chance in watching my daughter-in-law make this delicious SUKIYAKI in a unique way.
This is the photo journal on how it was done.
Obviously, at Sunnyvale's COSTCO, they cater their cuts of beef slices for the clients who love Asian style dishes.

Lasagna style layers of NAPPA leaves, then, slices of SUKIYAKI beef.

 Cut them into halves to fit the NABE - the Rondeau pot will do.
In a separate pot, precook the sliced DAIKON with - about 1/4 C of rice together till tender.
 Layer with other family favorites - onions, carrots, shrimps, etc.
 It looks so beautiful all by itself, but got to cook them.
 After a while - ready for serving in a bowl.
 or family style.  "I-TA-DA-KI MASU!"  

Polly's Souffle Pancake for One

Finally came up with the right amount of ingredients to make the "Fluffy"  Souffle Pancake.  The mixed batter would hold up its shape when scooped onto the top of the griddle or hot pan without mold.

My formula makes 2 medium size souffle pancakes with: 1 egg
1 large Egg, separated. 
Mix scant 1/4 C flour with 1/2 tsp B Powder, 2 tsp sugar, 3/4 Tbsp milk.
Mix into thick batter.  Cover. Set aside.  
Meringue:  Whip egg white into froth, add 1 tsp sugar, whip 1 min.
Add 1 more tsp sugar, increase speed to medium, beat 2 min.
Add last 1 tsp of sugar, beat at high until stiff peak form.
( The well beaten meringue's Tip should stand up tall. )
Mix 1/3 C into the batter and make the batter light.
Pour the batter into meringue. Fold to mix well.
Make sure to find a Top Hat like cover Lid, so the pancake would not get squashed down.
Over low heat, brush the pan with butter slightly.
Evenly pour a moundful of batter about 1/2 C onto the heated pan.
(1/2 C  ice-cream scoop with release mechanism will be helpful.  )
Cover.  Cook for 3 min. over low heat.
The cover helps build up the heat and steam to create a tender crumb.
You have the option to add more batter on the top, then, flip or flip as is.
Turn the pancake over gently. Cover and cook 2 min.
Serve with delicious whip cream.
This is my first try with this formula.  I need to do it again to make sure that it will turn out the same the next time.  The secret was in the batter.  The batter cannot be liquidy.  After watching a professional Korean Souffle Pancake maker, the batter or the cake mix is very thick.  But the first 1/3 C of the meringue helps it become fluffy.  The thick batter help the meringue mixture to hold it's shape during the cooking.  That is what I noticed.  So, have fun!

 I used a BBQ Grill cooking cover.
 3-1/2 min for this larger size pancake for one side.  Shorter period for the smaller cake - 2 min.
 Flip and cook 2-1/2 min more over low heat.  2 min for for the smaller cake.

 The texture is moist and soft.  Almost resembling Chiffon Cake.