I wanted to use the container of crab in my fridge before the start of Passover. What would be simpler than to make sushi? Nice crab, some chopped fresh dill, and vinegared rice!
This dumpling, sort of like a Japanese pierogi, is made with potato dough enclosing a filling of crab or shrimp. You can make it with pumpkin dough, and use fish, beef, pork or chicken too.
French influence is evident in these deep-fried dumplings, from the name (croquettes) to the béchamel sauce they are made of. Imagine how delicate and delicious fried white sauce is.
Inspired by my visit to Sushi Nara, I have finally ventured into making my own sushi. I used real crab, and though some of my first rolls did not look so beautiful, it was delicious!