How to Make Dried Natto Snacks using Microwave Oven
Natto (納豆) is a superfood of Japanese origin made from fermented soybeans well-recognized for its plenty of nutrients.
However, since the food is stinky with a slimy consistency, many people dislike and can’t eat it.
For those people, there is a recommended way to eat Natto.
In Japan, it also comes in dried form, and the soy snack is called Hoshi Natto (干し納豆).
Nowadays, the dried Natto snack is available on online marketplaces like Amazon, and you might have already tried it.
Dried Natto Snack Recipe using Microwave Oven
Even if not, if you can get regular fresh Natto near where you live, you can easily make such dried Natto snacks using a microwave oven,
as I did today following the directions of this recipe from Rakuten.
According to this article on Olive Hitomawashi, nattokinase in Natto, effective in preventing thrombus formation, is weak to heat.
Therefore, if you cook Natto beans with a microwave oven, you can’t expect health benefits from nattokinase.
However, even in that case, you can take other nutrients!
As you can see in the video above, the dried Natto snack I introduce here is pleasantly crispy and super savory.
So even if you can’t eat fresh Natto, you will like this snack. And I think this treat can delight children as well.
Are you curious? For those who answer yes, lastly, I share my cooking process!
Note that cooking Natto with the microwave oven generates a strong odor.
|1||Pour the soy sauce that comes with the Natto pack into the container.|
|2||Stir the beans lightly with chopsticks.|
|3||Transfer the sticky beans onto a large plate and separate each grain.|
|4||Microwave them at 500 Watts for 4 minutes.|
|5||Take the heated beans out of the oven and stir lightly.|
|6||Then microwave the grains again at 500 Watts for 1 minute or 2.|
|7||Now it’s ready to eat. Enjoy the Natto snack!|