Food blogger @hinami11
has lots of articles on her blog about how to make adorable dishes, but its her latest creation, fried poodles, that have been gathering attention online. Its not hard to see why; take a look for yourself:
According to the blog post, the poodles are all made out of small pieces of chicken that have been fried. Heres a translation of the recipe, so you can impress your friends and family with your cooking skills by making your own fried poodles:
Step 1: Get the ingredients. Youll need some nori seaweed, potato starch (or cornstarch), and chicken thigh meat. Also needed but not pictured: dry spaghetti, mayonnaise, grated ginger, soy sauce, a frying pan, oil, and (optional) garlic or sake.
Step 2: Preparation. You should be able to get one poodle body and two poodle heads from one piece of chicken meat.
Cut the piece in half, then cut one of the halves in half again. The two smaller halves are the heads, and the bigger one is the body.
Use scissors or a knife to make the ears on the head, like this.
Since the heads dont usually come out as well as the bodies after frying, its good to end up having more of them.
Next, cut the spaghetti into short pieces.
Finally, cut out small circles from the nori. Use a hole punch if you have one.
Step 3: Preparing the chicken. Keep the heads and bodies separate, and marinate them with grated ginger and soy sauce, then cover them in potato starch. Feel free to use garlic or sake in addition/instead of the ginger/soy sauce if you prefer.
Step 4: Frying. Fry the pieces of chicken in oil thats 170 degrees Celsius (338 Fahrenheit) until theyre nicely browned. Even if they dont turn out like perfect poodle heads and bodies, dont worry, well fix them later.
Dont forget to fry the pasta too, making sure its nice and hard but not burnt.
Step 5: Making poodles. First, look over your creations and pick out any that look like good poodle heads and bodies. Try looking at them from different angles too.
When you find a good one, give it some nori eyes and nose.
Stick them on with just a bit of mayonnaise.
If you find a good one thats just missing an ear, then stick in a piece of fried spaghetti
and give it an ear!
Or if you find a good one thats just missing a nose
You can make lots of cute little faces
some cuter than others, but hey, thats fine!
Step 6: Give them life. Feel free to add some extras, like lettuce grass for the poodles to play with their tomato balls on.
Then, once the puppies have played around enough, its time for them to play fetch with two giant sticks.