Okonomiyaki is known as a kind of Japanese-style pancakes. There are a variety of ingredients and toppings for okonomiyaki. This is a recipe to make Osaka-style okonomiyaki.
Yield: Makes 4-6 sheets
- 2 cup all purpose flour
- 1 1/4 cup dashi soup stock or water
- 4-6 eggs
- 1 - 1 1/2 lb cabbage, finely chopped
- 4-6 Tbsp chopped green onion
- 1/2-3/4 cup tenkasu (tempura flakes)
- 12-18 strips of thinly sliced pork or beef
- vegetable oil
- For toppings:
- ao-nori (dried seaweed powder)
- okonomiyaki sauce
- katsuobushi (dried bonito flakes) *optional
- beni-shoga (pickled red ginger) *optional
Put flour in a large bowl. Pour dashi and mix to make batter. Rest the batter for about an hour in the refrigerator. To make one sheet of okonimiyaki, take out about 1/2 cup of the batter in another bowl. Mix about 1/4 lb of chopped cabbage, about 1 Tbsp of chopped green onion, and about 2 Tbsp of tempura flakes in the batter. Add an egg in the batter and stir. Heat an electric pan or skillet and oil lightly. Pour the batter in the pan and make a round shape. Cook for about 5-7 minutes. Meanwhile, fry a couple slices of meat on the side and place the meat on top of the okonomiyaki. Flip the okonomiyaki and cook for about 5 minutes or until cooked through. Flip the okonomiyaki again and spread okonomiyaki sauce and mayonnaise on top. Sprinkle aonori over the sauce. Sprinkle katsuobushi and beni-shoga if you would like.