I have wanted to try this recipe ever since I watched Surplus Princess (K-Drama 2014) and they had a Takoyaki food truck in the show. However, instead of a regular Takoyaki I wanted to try subbing chicken strips for the squid and switch everything out so it would work with a Buffalo sauce. So it really can't be called a Takoyaki anymore since I believe Tako stands for squid but I am still calling a Buffalo Takoyaki.
This recipe got rave reviews from Daddy and Mommy Ninja but not so much from those who is not used to the tokoyaki texture. I personally liked it and thought it makes a good midnight snack.
1 Cup All purpose flour
2 tsp Baking Powder
pinch of salt
1 tbs of Buffalo sauce
1 2/3 Cup of Buttermilk
4 oz Breaded Chicken strips fried and cut into small chunks (chunks of cooked chicken can be subbed)
1/2 Cup Shredded cheese (I had three cheese mixture on hand, but any cheese would work)
Optional: I throw in some chopped spinach in my second batch.
Mix everything together except you leave out the chicken and cheese until the very end.
Heat the Takoyaki pan on the stove top on medium heat.
Don't forget to spray the tokoyaki pan with oil before you put the mixture in it. Also prepare two toothpicks or skewers to turn the tokoyaki. (I know you are suppose to just use one but I just find it easier with two skewers.)
For some tips on how to turn the tokoyaki in the pan I found this video on youtube.
BTW, looks like most people add the filling to the tokoyaki mixture after it starts cooking but I personally find it easier to just mix them in together so I am not in a chaos when I start cooking. Also just expect your first batch to look ugly no matter how quick you are.
For those of you who doesn't own a tokoyaki pan, I believe you can try them in muffin pans, but I would probably personally suggest a mini muffin pan if you can find one.
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