O-age no Pari Pari Yaki

【Ingredients】 (5 servings)

Deep-fried tofu (油揚げ / Abura-age)……2 1/2
・ Green onion (長ねぎ / Naganegi)……1/3 (40g)
・ Bell pepper (ピーマン / Peeman)……1
・ Pizza cheese (ピザ用チーズ / Piza yo cheezu)……30g
Miso (味噌 / Miso)……10g
・ Toothpicks (楊枝 / Yoji)……5

【How to Make】
① Cut the deep-fried tofu in half lengthwise and then open up each half to make a pocket.
② Diagonally cut the green onion (thinly). Remove the stem and seeds from the bell pepper and cut thinly across its length.
③ Open the deep-fried tofu pockets and spread miso on one of the inside walls. Spread the green onion, bell pepper, and cheese evenly inside each pocket. Use a toothpick to close each pocket and prevent the contents from coming out. This should be done as if sewing the pocket shut.
④ Heat a frying pan. Fry each pocket until brown on both sides and you can smell the aroma of the contents.

Recipe Developed by: Machiko Tateno