How to make Natto


Natto is a foul-smelling sticky substance produced by fermenting soybeans.  It is typically eaten for breakfast in Japan.  In this video, we see how we can make Natto at home.

Make Natto at home

My Notes:

  • You can make natto at home by taking cooked soybeans and adding Bacillus subtilis bacteria.  If you don’t have this bacteria you can use some natto you already have.
  • Soak soybeans for a couple of hours.
  • Steam or boil the beans.  If you are steaming, every hour or so, check the water level and stir the beans.
  • Once cooked, poor them into a sterilized bowl.
  • The natto bacteria needs a little kick start so add salt and sugar to the beans, and then add the natto bacteria.  Mix thoroughly.
  • Cover with a single layer of  tinfoil and poke some small holes in the foil.
  • Now cover with another layer of tinfoil that has also had holes poked into it.
  • Put the bowl somewhere warm to allow it to ferment for 24 hours.
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