Recipe: Okonomiyaki

Basically okonomiyaki are like a savory Japanese pancake that is shoved with whatever you like (the word okonomiyaki is literally “what you want”). This is a pretty basic one with just some dried tuna flakes and cabbage but you can pretty much put in anything you want from blue cheese to fish eggs to ground bison – whatever you have laying around. You can pick up the Japanese ingredients in a specialty Asian store or on Amazon.

Yields 3
  1. half a head cabbage, shredded
  2. 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  3. 1/4 cup katsuobushi (dried tuna flake)
  4. 2 cups flour
  5. 2 large eggs
  6. 1/2 cup dashi or cold water
Add ons
  1. okonomiyaki sauce
  2. japanese style mayonnaise
  3. nori
  4. literally anything you want
  1. In a large bowl, combine the shredded cabbage, scallions, katsuobushi, and flour, mix with two forks or your hands until combined.
  2. Add the eggs and dashi, and whisk together until the everything is uniformly incorporated.
  3. Pour the wet ingredients into the cabbage mixture and stir together until there are no large lumps of flour.
  4. Heat a pan to medium and oil the pan.
  5. Pour about 1/3 of the batter in the pan spreading it carefully (it should be about 3/4"-1" thick).
  6. Cook until the bottom is browned, 5-7 minutes then flip the okonomiyaki and cook the other side for another 5-7 minutes.
  7. Slide the okonomiyaki out of the pan onto a plate and top with your desired add ons.
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