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okinawa-style pancakes

Okinawa-Style Pancakes
Ingredients

ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 ounces canned tuna (without oil)
  • 1 1/2 ounces nira (garlic chives) or
  • 120 g onion
  • 1 egg
  • 4 ounces all-purpose flour, plain flour or cake flour
  • 1/2 cup bonito soup stock or water
  • 2 teaspoons oil
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce or Worcestershire sauce
  • suitable amount mayonnaise (optional)
  • suitable amount bonito flakes (optional)
Step 1

step 1:

Cut the nira (garlic chives) into 1 in. pieces. If you use the onion, peel and slice thinly.

Step 2

step 2:

Mix the flour and cold water or bonito soup stock.

Step 3

step 3:

Add the nira (garlic chives) or onion, the canned tuna and egg, and mix.

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. Push with a spatula and spread. Bake on medium heat about 6 minutes.

Step 5

step 5:

Turn with a spatula and bake the other side on medium heat about 6 minutes.

Step 6

step 6:

Remove from the pan. Cut into eight pieces. If you like, spread mayonnaise and sprinkle bonito flakes on top.

Hira-yāchī

Pour the soy sauce (or Worcestershire sauce) over the top. Or dip the pancake into either sauce as you eat it.

comment:

This pancake is Okinawa-style okonomiyaki and is harder than other okonomiyaki. This pancake is a more substantial dish than it looks. Hira-yāchī reflects the Okinawa dialect. Hira means flatness and yāchī means bake.

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