It is time again to see something delicious that we have seen over the past few weeks and this week, yet again, we will be looking at a scrumptious meal from everyone’s favorite airing show, Isekai Shokudou. Aletta is not a big fan of potatoes. I mean, she really does not like them since she had to survive on them in the past when she had nothing. So, after helping customers who were arguing about which dish went better as a sandwich, Aletta told the master again that she really is not a fan of potatoes since they are something she consumes in a time of great need. One thing that is really fantastic is how she really seems to be quite intuitive about locations, but the concept of an elevator throws her off and the concept of a panty is mind-blowing. Thankfully though, we don’t dwell on it for too long as she is taught about how to steam things and bam. We get baked potatoes.
Kinda… a baked potato with butter only is something that is a bit mind-blowing as we usually have ours loaded up with all sorts of toppings. However in Japan, the concept of a buttered potato is something that is actually really popular during festival seasons. You don’t really eat it at home, but rather out and about when you are going to, say, see a fireworks festival or enjoy a summer festival. And yes, you do just eat them while holding it on your hand or in a tray. You do not get a fork, knife, or spoon! Let’s go.
Jaga Butter from Isekai Shokudou
What You Will Need:
As you can see from the ingredient list, this is not a complicated dish especially considering this is a western dish for the most part. However, you can make the Japanese loaded version by loading it up with butter, mayonnaise (no, that is not a mistake), mentaiko which is a type of very small fish eggs, and cheese. Another variation uses just butter and mentaiko (Catching a theme here?). Another big variation is to fork open your buttered potato and add in sliced ham. You can also make this version with Japanese sweet potatoes if you would like as well!
How to Cook It:
1You need to cook your potato. However before you do, cut a large X in the top of the potato about halfway down it.
2A popular way to do it is to wrap it in plastic wrap and then microwave it for a few minutes.
3You can steam it as well if you have a steamer or a double bottom stock pot.
4It should take about 30 minutes or so to make them as soft as possible.
5Once it comes out, place slices of butter deep into the potato.
(Note: Steam will burn you. Be careful. )