Rice cracker-Potato gratin. Simply delicious.


Potato was wanted for dinner last Saturday. I agreed, but didn't want to do pretty much fight with it like I did last week, and I was too lazy to look for recipes for potato! Then I just sliced them out for gratin. Easy, delicious, and fresh-because it has rice cracker at the bottom :D It transformed into food let's say chewy macaroni thingy. The smell of rice cracker is amazing and perfectly matching with shrimp (underneath the potato slices).
If you wonder if this was seriously working out, I say yes, let me cook you one. Once you bite it, outer corner crispy-potatoes, shrimp, and the chewy-ly melted rice crackers crush together in your mouth and the smell of tiny basil flakes spread out right away.... Simply, yummy. John couldn't help asking me for another portion. He loved it, and so did I. Trust me.

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Potatoes (ジャガイモ) Medium size 2
Garlic (ニンニク 1欠片) 1 piece chopped
Onion (Mサイズ玉ねぎ 薄くスライス) 1. Medium size thinly sliced
Frozen shrimp (エビ 食べたいだけ) as much as you want to eat. (until it hides the bottom of the baking dish) 
Rice cracker (煎餅・おかき) 1 package. (I used sea food flavored cracker. It was amazing)
Cube/Powder Bouillon (コンソメ2個) 2 pieces or 2 teaspoon

Pizza cheese flakes (ピザ用チーズ) 100~200g
Dry basil flakes for topping. (乾燥バジル 少々)
[White sauce]-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
All-purpose flour (小麦粉 大さじ3) 3 tablespoon
Milk (牛乳) 400cc
Butter (バター) 30g
* Heat a sauce pan and melt butter completely over low heat. Add flour and mix it up very well restlessly. When it gets all clotty, pour all milk and keep stirring it until smooth and thickened without take any rest..even if your arm gets worn out.
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1 Microwave shrimp for 2~3 minutes. Just slightly defrost.
冷凍エビを電子レンジで2,3分温めてある程度解凍する。

2 Heat a small pan with a teaspoon of olive oil or sunflower oil, dump chopped garlic to fry till golden.
フライパンに小さじ一杯分のオリーブオイル(なければサラダ油。ダイエット中ならオリーブオイル)を熱してニンニクを炒める。


3  Brown sliced onion and add shrimp.
玉ねぎを加えて色づいてしんなりするまで炒め、エビを入れる。

4 When shrimp turns warm orange color, sprinkle Cube/Powder Bouillon over and mix well.
エビに火が通ったらコンソメ(固形の場合は砕いて入れた方がいい)をたしてよく混ぜる。


5 This is the rice crackers I used. Make them into 1/2 inch, 1cm size.
これが今回使ったおかき。この1本の半分か1/3に適当に割る。


6 Layer [1] white sauce, [2] rice cracker, [3] pizza cheese, [4] shrimps, [5] white sauce.
ホワイトソース、煎餅、ピザチーズ、えび、ホワイトソースの順に重ねていく。




7 Lay potato slices and another pizza cheese layer to finish it. 
ジャガイモのスライスを敷き詰めてピザチーズをまた乗せたら完了。

8 Preheat oven at 400F/200C and back it for 20 min. Scatter basil flakes. Serve immediately.
オーブンを200度に予熱して、20分焼く。最後に乾燥バジルをパラパラと表面に乗せて.

Bon Appétit!
xoxo
meg

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