Are you a fan of Japanese food ? Do you like to try new things? You are in right place! On this occasion, we bring you a very popular and versatile dish from Japanese cuisine to your table. It is a delicious recipe that you can vary and make as you like. It is called okonomiyaki , and it is a kind of Japanese pan-fried pizza based on white cabbage (cabbage) with yucca or potato and other ingredients.
literal translation of okonomiyaki is “to your liking and grilled”; That is why you will find many ways to prepare it according to taste and accessibility of ingredients. Some of most common ingredients to prepare it are: chives, minced meat, cheese, prawns (shrimp) and octopus, although it admits many others.
Finally, pizza is served with bulldog sauce or something similar, katsuobushi (dried fish), dried seaweed such as nori and mayonnaise distributed in form of a net (this gives it characteristic touch of original okonomiyaki ). You can make it heavier or lighter depending on whether you want to eat it as a main course or for dinner.
Keep reading and discover how to make okonomiyaki , this exquisite Japanese pizza that you will not be able to miss.
Ingredients to make Okonomiyaki:
- 150 grams of cabbage
- 1 potato
- 1 egg
- 100 grams of flour
- 100 milliliters of fish broth
- 70 grams of bacon
- 1 cup of cheese
- 2 tablespoons tonkatsu or bulldog sauce
- 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
- 1 splash of soy sauce
How to make Okonomiyaki:
First step is to cut cabbage as finely as you can and wash it in a colander under running water for a few seconds. Once it is well drained, leave it in a bowl to mix it with rest of ingredients.
Tip: You can buy a ready-made package of shredded cabbage and skip this step.
Wash potato and remove skin so you can grate it with thicker side of your grater. Remember not to throw away potato juice as it will help us integrate rest of ingredients.
Add egg, broth, soy sauce, and flour to bowl . If you like to season with pepper you can do it, but in this case we avoid adding salt and pepper to make a lighter version for dinner.
Mix all ingredients very well with help of a spoon until it is a thick mixture with pieces. In event that you add other ingredients that you like, this is time to integrate them. You can add prawns, minced meat, octopus or others.
Divide mixture in two and add a splash of oil in pan (if it is non-stick, it will not be necessary). Spread mixture in skillet and cook over medium-low heat. It is important that you choose a pan that has a lid.
Add about 3 pieces of bacon on top of mixture.
Cook covered for about 5 minutes over medium-low heat.
Once time has passed, and with help of a spatula, turn Japanese pizza and spread cheese on top .
Once again, cover pan and cook for 5 minutes on this side.
Remove okonomiyaki from pan and garnish with tonkatsu sauce (bulldog sauce). Add mayonnaise in form of a net, and enjoy!
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Tonkatsu sauce recipe for okonomiyaki
Bulldog sauce or tonkatsu is a very popular sauce in Japanese cuisine, both for preparation as an accompaniment to meals. It is an ingredient that you will enjoy having at home, although it is not so easy to get in some countries.
Don’t worry, if you don’t have it, you can prepare a very similar sauce that will be delicious with this Japanese omelette. You will only need to mix:
- 2 tablespoons ketchup
- 1 tablespoon babercue or barbecue sauce
- 1 tablespoon oyster sauce or 1/2 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
If you have access to ingredients from Asian cuisine, you can decorate okonomiyaki with katsuobushi, a very traditional dried and smoked fish.
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