Go ahead. Confess. Instead of sampling the ambiguous cuisine surrounding you in your travels abroad, you chose a Big Mac at the Golden Arches. Understandable. McDonald’s offers certainty plus easy-on-the-pocketbook prices. You can exhale as you scan the menu; a parade of standards marching by…Until oh, so suddenly anomalies appear. In France, you probably saw Croque McDo (a cousin of the ham and cheese Croque Monsieur.) Or maybe you didn’t notice until your Chinese Chicken McNuggets were served with chili garlic sauce. In Japan, there are several variations including Ume (plum) Nuggets.
McDonald's in Tokyo, Japan
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Japanese McDonald’s establishments also sell an Ebi (shrimp) Fillet. (Like the Fillet O’ Fish, a greasy crunch of panko covers the protein.) Fish is an integral part of the traditional Japanese breakfast. And today’s #SundaySupper Twitter event shines a spotlight on breakfast for dinner dishes, so I decided to merge the American Egg McMuffin with the Ebi Fillet. Here’s my recipe for a copycat version of a Japanese McDonald’s Ebi Fillet. (If you’d like to join us for #SundaySupper, please scroll down for participation details.)
Copycat Japanese McDonald's
Copycat Japanese McDonald’s
Author: Kim Watkinson, The Ninja Baker
Yields: 2 sandwiches
1 teaspoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon chopped scallions
1 tablespoon chopped red peppers
3 tablespoons cooked mini shrimp
2 tablespoons diced shishito or green peppers
5 tablespoons water or milk
dashes of salt and pepper to taste
½ tablespoon vegetable oil
Lettuce or shiso perilla leaves
2 sesame covered buns
With the exception of the vegetable oil whisk all the above ingredients in a big bowl. Swirl the oil in a pan over medium heat. Pour the egg mixture into the pan, stir and fry until your eggs reach your desired consistency. (3 to 4 minutes for firmer eggs.)
Serve on a bun with lettuce leaves or perilla leaves.
The Ninja Baker's Easy 'n Quick Breakfast for Dinner
Travel the foodie blogosphere and see more menu selections below. I highly recommend visiting our hostess, Conni, for this week's SundaySupper. At her blog, The Foodie Army Wife, she shares a recipe for all the comforts of breakfast for dinner in her French Toast with Sautéed Apples.
Tres Leches Pancakes from La Cocina de Leslie
French Toast Casserole with Sautéed Apples from The Foodie Army Wife
Gluten Free Breakfast Pizza from Blueberries And Blessings
Basic Vegan Waffles from Killer Bunnies, Inc
Kale, Bacon, Brown Rice Crustless Quiche from Shockingly Delicious
Bacon Egg and Potato Breakfast Tacos from Cookin’ Mimi
Steak and Egg Tostadas from The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen
Breakfast Bowls from Jane’s Adventures in Dinner
Bacon and Egg Waffles from The Urban Mrs
Homemade Lox from Growing Up Gabel
Seattle Sandwiches (Lox, Shmear, & A Fried Egg) from Juanita’s Cocina
Bacon & Brie Potato Bread Strata with Roasted Pears from Eat, Move, Shine
Saucy Ham and Cheese Breakfast Sliders from Daily Dish Recipes
Greek Frittata from Casa de Crews
Elderberry Flower Pancakes from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
Prosciutto, Gorgonzola and Rosemary Strata from That Skinny Chick Can Bake
Italian Turkey Meatballs (With a Secret) from What Smells So Good?
Bacon, Spinach and Tomato Breakfast Pizza from Runner’s Tales
Red Pepper and Egg Galette from Healthy. Delicious.
Waffles – One Plate, Two Ways: Sweet & Savory from Foxes Love Lemons
Steak & Egg Bagel Sandwich from girlichef
Florentine Benedict from Supper for a Steal
Oatmeal Ice Cream from Treats & Trinkets
Banana Waffles with Peanut Butter Syrup from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
Baked Berry French Toast from Table For Seven
Open Faced BTC Sandwich from Peanut Butter and Peppers
Crustless Spinach Quiche from The Hand That Rocks The Ladle
Bacon ‘n Eggs Bread Pudding from gotta get baked
Denver Breakfast Ring from Curious Cuisiniere
Copycat Japanese McDonald’s from Ninja Baking
One Pan Full English Fry-up from Food Lust People Love
Crumpets with Whipped Orange Honey from Kudos Kitchen by Renee
Leek, Mushroom and Gruyère Quiche from Hip Foodie Mom
Joe’s Special, the Original San Francisco Treat from Webicurean
Dark Chocolate, Orange & Pistachio Greek Yogurt Cups from Cupcakes & Kale Chips
Gluten Free Tomato Basil Crepes form No One Likes Crumbley Cookies
Sour Cherry Crisp from Pies and Plots
Cream Dried Beef and Waffles from Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
Sausage breakfast casserole from My cute bride
Almond Rice Crepes Stuffed With Sweet Potatoes & Peas from Sue’s Nutrition Buzz
Zucchini Pancakes with Sautéed Tomatoes and Feta from Ruffles & Truffles
Apple, Bacon, and Dubliner Cheese Stuffed French Toast from Neighborfood
Dulce de Leche Stuffed French Toast from Basic N Delicious
Normally it would be very socially unacceptable to have wine with your breakfast, but seeing as this is closer to sunset than sunrise, we say go for it!!!
Hangtown Fry and Wine Pairings with Breakfast for Dinner from ENOFYLZ Wine Blog
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Wishing you a myriad of choices with awe-inspiring outcomes.
The Ninja Baker
© ™ Watkinson 2012
The Ninja Baker has guest blogged and contributed recipes to numerous food sites. These additional recipes can be found here.