Takoyaki Octopus Balls

  • Ready in: 40 minutes
  • Serves: 2
  • Complexity: very easy
  • kcal: 193
Takoyaki Octopus Balls

Ingredients

  • BATTER:--
  • 200 g flour
  • ½ tsp SIDS CRAZY SALT
  • 2 eggs
  • 450 ml water
  • pinch of dashi stock
  • FILLINGS:--
  • 100 g fresh boiled octopus, chopped
  • 1 bunch spring onion, chopped
  • red pickled ginger
  • tempura flakes
  • TOPPINGS:--
  • takoyaki sauce
  • SIDS RASPBERRY MAYO
  • aosa powdered seaweed
  • katsuobushi bonito flakes
  • rice bran oil, to fry

Directions

  1. In a large bowl mix together eggs, flour, SIDS CRAZY SALT, water and dashi stock. Set this aside. If you have the ready-made okonomiyaki flour, follow the directions for making the batter.
    Place the takoyaki plate on the gas stove and heat up a small amount of
    rice bran
    oil in each hole.
    Cut up the octopus into small pieces. Place a piece in each of the semi-circular holes and then fill up each hole to the top with the batter mix. You can even overflow the batter out of the hole to make it easier to flip them later. Add spring onion, red pickled ginger and tempura flakes to each hole. The amount you add is up to you, but only a small amount of each will give enough flavour.
    Once the takoyaki are about half cooked, about 1-2 minutes, you will need to flip them over. The best way to do this is to use a small wooden skewer to poke the outside of the batter and flip it over within the hole. This takes a bit of practice to get done smoothly so keep trying if you are making a mess. You can usually only flip each takoyaki about three quarters of the way round so allow it to cook a little more before flipping it again. By now, all your takoyaki should be round so keep rotating them in the holes to make sure that they cook evenly on all sides. This will take about 3-4 minutes until golden brown on the outside.
    Place a few takoyaki on a plate and smother them with loads of takoyaki sauce and
    SIDS RASPBERRY MAYO. Then sprinkle a bit of powdered seaweed and some bonito flakes on top and enjoy. Allow to cool slightly and enjoy hot. 

    Tips:-  Try experimenting with different toppings. You can even use a citrus based soy sauce called ponzu for a sharp/lighter taste. Okonomi sauce for okonomiyaki is very similar to takoyaki sauce so either can be used to get the same delicious taste. If you don't have a takoyaki plate, you can also use a aebleskiver, or Danish pancake puffs, pan.