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Miss Octopus

Extract from Yum-Yum Bento Box • By Maki Ogawa and Crystal Watanabe • Published by Quirk Books


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20 mins

Make a cute Miss Octopus bento box.

Posted by Quirk Books Published See Quirk Books's 4 projects » © 2023 Maki Ogawa / Quirk Books · Reproduced with permission.
  • Step 1

    Trace shapes or use a food cutter wheel to make a circle and eight legs out of bologna. Add two eyes punched out of cheese with a wide drinking straw.

  • Step 2

    Cut a nose, smile, and eyelashes out of nori and apply them to Miss Octopus’s face.

  • Step 3

    Line the bento box with lettuce. Lightly salt and wet your hands, and then flatten the blue rice into a round, fl at shape. Put it into the bento box. Arrange Miss Octopus on top after other foods have been added.

  • Step 4

    Corned Beef Hash Patties
    Makes about 8 servings, enough for leftovers

    1. Heat oil in a pan over medium heat. Sauté the
    onion 2 minutes; add the corned beef and fry
    until the meat has separated nicely.
    2. In a separate bowl, mash the potatoes. Add
    the corned beef, onions, carrot, egg, salt, and
    pepper, mixing well. Chill in fridge until fi rm.
    If the mixture is still too soft, add some bread
    crumbs or panko. Form into patties and fry in
    olive oil until browned on both sides.

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