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About Nate @ House of Annie

Nate is the Techie / Barbecue-y half of the House of Annie team. Born in Hawaii, his favorite hobby is surfing...WEB surfing that is. Visit my Google+ Profile
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Korokke

Korokke is Japanese croquette. If you order it at a Japanese restaurant, you get something that is mostly potato, not very tasty, and often over-fried. Annie made this from scratch as part of a whole Japanese dinner she had planned.

3+ lbs of mashed potatoes, a chopped onion, browned ground beef, a little Worchestershire sauce, and a little ground nutmeg. Mix well and refrigerate for 20 minutes.

Shape into patties

Dip them in some beaten egg, then dredge them in panko. Deep fry in hot oil until golden brown and delicious. Drain on some paper towels.

Serve with tonkatsu sauce. (My sauce was made with Worchestershire, ketchup, dijon mustard, sugar, shoyu, and a little ground allspice.)

The flavor from the nutmeg was outstanding. The homemade tonkatsu sauce was very nice, unlike any bottle katsu sauce I’ve had before.

Aloha, Nate

Sausage & Eggplant Stuffed Shells

Prepared a filling consisting of Italian sausage, chopped spinach, minced eggplants, minced onions, grated parmesan, and mascarpone cheese.

Made a tomato cream sauce. Stuffed the pasta shells with the filling and laid them down in a baking pan.
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Pork Chops with Stir-Fried Veggies

My Texas friend also sent me a shaker bottle of his “Secret Spice Mix #2″ dry rub for meat. We had a few boneless pork chops so I rubbed them with his rub after brining them first. Tossed them on the gas grill and cooked ‘em up right.

Stir-fried some peas, red bell peppers, and onions.

Served the pork chops with the veggies and mashed potatoes on the side. I like my pork a with a little pink in the middle.

Aloha, Nate

Fried rice w/ habanero sauce

I am not ashamed to say that I eat fried rice with Spam. Hawaiian-born and -raised, Spam fried rice is comfort food, to say the least.

That doesn’t mean, though, that I can’t jazz it up a bit with some habanero sauce!

This particular sauce, given to me by a friend from Texas, is not really that hot. It’s also got a nice sweetness from pineapple to balance out the heat. I’ve almost used up the whole bottle already.

Aloha, Nate

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