Japanese Bento Tip Series #3 Octopus Sausages
Recipe type: Bento
Cuisine: Japanese
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Serves: 2

Hello Everyone here’s another Bento Making Tip for you. Today will be making sausage octopus, some your kids will love to have in their bento or lunch box. We also have a video for to watch on how to make them. Enjoy
  • 5 small sausage
  • 1 small square piece of seaweed
  • 8 pieces of black sesame seeds
  • ½ tsp of mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp of oil
  • *Others
  • straw
  • scissors
  • toothpick

  1. First we will making the legs using 4 out of the 5 sausages, so please keep that in mind. The sausage octopus will have only 4 legs. So we need to slice our sausage in half from one end, half way up. Then slice the sausage that you just sliced in half to the same half way point you sliced the first time. So you have four parts that looks like legs of an octopus and the upper part the head of the octopus.
  2. For the 5th sausage we are going cut 4 thinly slices, because we are using this for the mouth of our octopus.
  3. Next we will need to turn our stove on and add our oil. When frying pan is nice and hot, add your sausage octopus and thinly slice sausages. This should take about 1 – 2 minutes or less, you don’t want to burn your sausages. When done set them on the side to cool down.
  4. Now we need to cut our seaweed making a thin strip to make our head band. When this is done get you toothpick and add some mayonnaise. Your going spread some mayonnaise on one side of the seaweed and wrap the mayonnaise part on to the sausage. Do that to all 4 octopuses.
  5. Next for the eyes, we are going to add mayonnaise on one side and stick that side to the sausage.
  6. Lastly the mouth, with the thinly cooked slices of sausage we are going to use the straw to punch out a circular shape and with your toothpick punch a hole in the middle of the circular shape you just made. This will look like an open mouth octopus. add mayonnaise on one side a stick it on for the mouth. Do this to all the other octopuses.
  7. Please watch the provided video if this was to hard to understand.

This is a good addition to a kids bento when your making a ocean theme or sea creatures.

There you have it. Hope you enjoy this recipe, until next time let’s cook together. 次回は一緒に作りましょう~^^/~~

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