lunch included yakitori,
an old favorite that I hadn't cooked in a while; stir-fried
cabbage; baked steak fries;
and some pancake balls. That last item was the result
of takoyaki-pan-based inspiration: if you can cook octopus
or shrimp in a batter ball, why not try the same with
pancake mix and sweet red beans? So I did just that,
and learned that pancake batter has many different properties
from takoyaki batter, and tend to tear apart or scramble
when you try to turn the balls. I got a fair number of Igors,
which is my term for food items that were malformed
during cooking but still taste fine.
The ones shown in this pic are the best-looking ones
of the lot. So, I'm not posting a recipe for those just
yet. As with takoyaki, I want to get a better handle on the turning technique
before trying to tell others how to do it.