Nov 9, 2010

Something Good with Beer - Mentaiko Baked Potato

Tired of same old potato dishes?
Wanna try something new?

This simple Asian/Japanese influenced recipe can definitely jazz up your meal,
By the way, did I mention it's good with beer too?

Ingredients (for 1 potato)?

1 medium size potato
5 tablespoons of mentaiko
2 tablespoons of Japanese mayonnaise
Some seaweed flakes
Some toasted sesame seeds
Some butter


Simply mix together the mentaiko and mayonnaise, there we have it, the sauce -

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
For the potato, you can either boil it first or just use the microwave,
If you're boiling it,
Bring a small pot of water to a boil,
Toss in peeled potato and cook till you can easily poke a fork/chopstick down to the center.
If you're using the microwave, again, put the peeled potato on a small bowl,
2 minutes at a time for about 6 minutes,
Remember to change sides in between.

Once the potato cools down a little bit,
Slice it, about 2 mm in width.

Line up tin foil on a baking sheet,
Cut the butter into small squares.
Here's how we gonna do it,
Put one butter square on the sheet,
Lay one potato slice on the butter, press it down a wee bit if needed,
Drizzle the sauce over the potato, repeat the steps for the remaining slices.
*Butter prevents the bottom of the potato slices from drying up.

Don't worry if the potato slices are tearing apart,
You can just treat it like clay and form the pieces together again,
It'll all stick together after baking.

Into the oven for 14 minutes,
Quick check, if the sauce still looks semi-wet, turn to broil and cook for few more minutes.

Sprinkle some seaweed flakes and toasted sesame seeds before serving,
Mentaiko makes this dish slightly spicy,
That little kick is perfect!
(Good for football season huh?)

Cindy's Rating: 7


  1. this is nice for weekends, hangouts time with friends and beers.. :)

  2. That looks wonderful. Love the flavors!

  3. To Nilcha~
    Yeah, and watch games!

    To Dimah~
    Thank you! It's kinda spicy from the mentaiko~! I think for people who don't want it to be too spicy can even top the potato slices with some cheese!

  4. To Tigerfish~
    Thank you so much! Mentaiko is so easy to use, it's kinda like my new found "sauce!"