Level ★★☆☆☆ Cost ＄＄＄＊＊
Tsukune つくね – Japanese fluffy chicken balls typically grilled over charcoal and served as Yakitori 焼き鳥 OR simmered in soup and served as Nabe 鍋/ Shabu Shabu しゃぶしゃぶ hot pot.
Ingredients (2-3 Servings):
- Ground Chicken 150g
- Chicken gizzard 150g
- Green onion (chopped) 2-3
- Soft tofu (firm is OK) 140g
- Grated Garlic 1 tbl spoon
- Grated Ginger 1 tbl spoon
- Egg (Beaten) 1 Large
- Potato starch (or Corn starch) 1.5 tea spoon
- Salt 1/2 tea spoon
*add dried chili if you like it spicy
Step 1: Cut chicken gizzard into small pieces (diced, 5mm). Mix ground chicken, diced chicken gizzard, and salt in a bowl until the mixture become a bit sticky.
Step 2: In another bowl, mix tofu, potato starch, egg well until the tofu become airily and fluffy. Now mix the Step 1+ Step 2 ingredients plus green onion together.
Step 3: Make meat ball shapes, and serve on the your favourite plate. Now ready to cook in the hot pot.
*Caution: Chicken gizzard need a bit longer time to cook compare to other meats! Make sure to cook the meat balls long until the balls starts to float in the hot pot please!