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J-Simple Recipes title

japanese-style pancakes

Okonomiyaki
Ingredients

ingredients:

  • 16 shrimps
  • 4 ounces thinly sliced pork or beef
  • 7 ounces cabbage
  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour or cake flour
  • 2/3 cup bonito soup stock or water
  • 2 teaspoons oil
  • suitable amount mayonnaise (optional)
  • suitable amount bonito flakes (optional)

sauce:

  • 3 tablespoons ketchup
  • 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 1/2 teaspoons honey
Step 1

step 1:

Cut the cabbage into julienne slices. Slice the meat into thin slices. Hull shell, remove tail and devein the shrimps.

Step 2

step 2:

Mix the flour and cold water or bonito soup stock.

Step 3 Step 3-2

step 3:

Add the cabbage, the shrimps, the meat and eggs. Mix for only 1 minute because otherwise the batter will become too hard when cooked.

Step 4

step 4:

Heat a medium-size frying pan on medium heat. Add the oil. Add half of the mixture (Step 3). Arrange in a circle about 1 in. high. Bake on medium heat about 8 minutes. Don't push with a spatula because that will make the okonomiyaki hard.

Step 5

step 5:

Turn with a spatula and bake the other side on medium heat about 8 minutes.

Step 6

step 6:

To make the sauce, mix the ketchup, Worcestershire sauce and honey.

Step 7

step 7:

Coat the pancake with the sauce. If you like, spread mayonnaise and sprinkle bonito flakes on top. Remove from the pan.

step 8:

To make the second pancake, repeat Steps 4, 5 and 7.

Okonomi-yaki

comment:

This recipe is Kansai style okonomiyaki. Kansai includes Osaka, Kyoto, Nara, Hyōgo, Shiga and Wakayama prefectures. This okonomiyaki is soft and delicious.

history:

The origin of this dish is Fuyaki which the tea ceremony master Rikyu Senno ordered to be served as teacakes during tea ceremonies in the Azuchi-momoyama Era (1568-1603). Fuyaki was a thin Japanese cake made from a mixture of flour and water, with sugar and miso sometimes on top.

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