Not exactly elaborate, it's a mix of leftovers from dinner (the veggies), freezer-stash (the meatballs) and something created for the purpose (the tamagoyaki)
I'd bought (from www.j-list.com
a nifty little gadget for making omelet in the microwave and this was the first time I tried it. The verdict: I LOVE it! It was easy to use, the egg didn't stick to it (I wiped it with a bit of oiled tissue before I poured the egg in) and it cooked the egg perfectly. I used pasteurized eggs, so it was technically not quite two eggs as the recipe on the pack called for, but 1½ egg white and two yolks. Still, the result was perfect. And it didn't turn rubbery!
I rolled it up when it was halfway cooked, like you'd do a normal tamagoyaki roll, and after it was done, I rolled it in a bamboo mat (one I have where the bamboo is thicker than a usual Maki mat) and put it in pressure under a pile of pots and pans to flatten it and indent the ridges on the bamboo. Once it was cooled, I sliced it up. I think it looks pretty.
|Bento # 468
Skewered mini meatballs. Rolled-up microwave-tamagoyaki with leek. Ovenbaked potatoes, leek, carrots and beetroots.