Imo-mochi(imo=potatoes,mochi=rice cakes) is Japanese style potato cakes.

This food is special product of Hokkaido(the north part of Japan)but nowadays it's easy to buy it a big supermarket or online shopping.

Today I cooked imo-mochi for my lunch,so I will show you how to cook with my photos.
Let's get started!!!

      ingredients (for 2 people)      

potato cakes 
4 medium-sized potatoes(boiled,peeled and mashed)
5tbsp arrowroot or cornstarch
a pinch of salt

1tbsp shoyu(Japanese soy sauce)
1tbsp sake(Japanese wine) or dry sherry
2tbsp sugar

Until the mashed potatoes is still warm mix with arrowroot and a pinch of salt in a bowl.

When well-combined,use your hands to knead until it has consistency of bread dough.
(it's enough 2or 3minutes)

Break off golf ball sized pieces,roll and flatten into 1cm thick cakes.

Fry in a lightly-oiled pan at medium heat, until golden brawn and crispy.

Put the cakes aside and in the same sauce pan combine sauce ingredients and simmer for about 30sec.
Return cakes,shake the pan to cover both sides.

This is the Japanese style but if you like,you can try chocolate,honey sauce and butter like pan cakes.

*These cakes are better eaten before they go cold otherwise the texture will become tough.

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