How to Make Delicious Japanese Okonomiyaki Pancakes
Okonomiyaki is a savory Japanese pancake that’s packed with flavor and texture. While it may seem complicated to make, with a few simple ingredients and some expert tips, you can create your own delicious okonomiyaki at home. Here’s how:
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 1 large egg
- 4 cups finely shredded cabbage
- 4 green onions, thinly sliced
- 1/4 cup pickled ginger, chopped
- 1/2 cup cooked and chopped bacon
- 1/2 cup tempura flakes
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise
- 1/4 cup okonomi sauce (or a mixture of ketchup and Worcestershire sauce)
- 1/4 cup thinly sliced nori seaweed
- 1/4 cup bonito flakes (optional)
- In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, water, and egg until smooth.
- Add the shredded cabbage, green onions, pickled ginger, cooked bacon, and tempura flakes to the batter and stir to combine.
- Heat a non-stick pan over medium heat and add a small amount of vegetable oil. Scoop about 1 cup of batter onto the pan for each pancake.
- Cook the pancake for about 3-4 minutes on each side, or until golden brown and cooked through.
- Drizzle the top of each pancake with mayonnaise and okonomi sauce. Sprinkle with nori seaweed and bonito flakes (if using).
- Serve the pancakes warm, with extra sauce on the side.
With these simple steps and tasty ingredients, you’ll be able to create a satisfying and delicious meal that’s perfect for any occasion. Enjoy!