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Quicker Baked Potato

Try this method for speeding up the potato baking process (for a better texture than those that you microwave). Pre-heat the oven to 400. Place the potato in boiling water for 10 minutes. Bake for 30 minutes. This will cut the cooking time in half.


Sukiyaki 1

main dish, ethnic, beef

1 eye of round.
2 oz suet (beef kidney fat; ask
1 scallions, trimmen (negi)
2 med onions, bermuda, peeled
1 oz package dried black mush
1/4 lb fresh mushrooms, sliced
1 fresh spinach (horenso)
1/4 lb fresh snow peas, blanched
8 oz fresh or canned devil's ton
1 noodles (shirataki) or
2 oz bundles dried bean threa
1 transparent noodles (harusa
1 container fresh bean curd (
4 raw eggs
1 *** cooking sauce (warashit
2 cup canned or homemade beef sto
1 cup japanese soy sauce
1/4 cup to 1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 sauce should be sweet
1/4 cup japanese rice wine (sake)

PREPARATION: 1. With a sharp cleaver or chief's knife, slice meat as thinnly as possible. Cover and refrigerate until serving time. 2. Cut scallions diagonally in 1 and 1/2 nch lengths 3. Cut onions in half lengthwise, then slice them thinly. 4. Cover dried mushrooms with hot tap water to re-hydrate. soak at least 30 minutes - preferably for several hours. Cut tough stems off and discard; leave mushrooms whole or cut in half, quarter if large. 5. Trim stems of fresh mushrooms and wipe clean with damp paper towels. Slice 6. Wash spinach leaves carefully and trim stems. 7. Blanch snow peas. 8. Open and drain can or package of devil's noodles (if your using the dried bean threads, cover them with very hot tap water and soak for 30 minutes or until plumped up.) If noodles are bound by rubber bands, don't remove them until noodles soak. Snip into shorter lengths, then cut bands off. 9. Drain and rinse tofu in cool water, then cube. 10. Combine sauce ingrdients in a saucepan and heat just to dissolve sugar. Cool and refrigerate until needed. 11. Arrange meat, suet, and remaining ingredients except eggs and sauce in attractive piles on the platter. Platter can be arranged ahead and tightly covered and refrigerated, except for the onions, which should be cut at the last minute. Meat should be kept separate until serving time because escaping meat juices can stain other foods. 12. Break raw eggs into small bowls at serving time. This is a two part recipe - check for Sukiyaki 2