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Easy Okonomiyaki Recipe

Easy okonomiyaki

Published: June 30, 2016 at 10:15 am
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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
  • Easy
  • Serves 2

These trendy Japanese savoury pancakes are popping up everywhere and are a brilliant way to use summer cabbage. This is a super-simplified version.

Nutrition:
NutrientUnit
kcal647
fat19.2g
saturates5.9g
carbs79.2g
sugars34g
fibre7.9g
protein35.4g
salt5.4g
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Try these okonomiyaki pancakes, then check out our American pancakes, savoury pancakes, potato pancakes and more pancake recipes.

Ingredients

  • 100g plain flour
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 125ml chicken stock, made up and cooled
  • a 250g wedge hispi or sweetheart cabbage, finely shredded
  • 100g raw king prawns, chopped
  • a bunch spring onions, white and green bits divided and shredded
  • for frying vegetable oil
  • 5 strips streaky bacon
  • drained and chopped to make 1 tbsp pickled ginger
  • sesame seeds

SAUCE

  • 6 tbsp tomato ketchup
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp mirin
  • 1 tbsp caster sugar
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • a good pinch garlic powder

Method

  • STEP 1

    Mix all the sauce ingredients together. Put the plain flour in a large bowl. Whisk in the egg and the cooled chicken stock to make a batter. Season.

  • STEP 2

    Stir in the cabbage, prawns and white spring onion bits. Heat a good coating of oil in a non-stick frying pan. Tip in the batter mix and press down with a spatula so it fills the pan.

  • STEP 3

    Cook on a medium heat until the underside is golden and cooked through and it has set enough to turn. Slide it onto a plate, uncooked-side up, then add the strips of bacon to the top. Put the frying pan over the plate and use the plate to turn the pancake, uncooked-side down, back into the pan. Keep cooking, pressing down with a spatula until the inside is cooked and piping hot (you can test this with a metal skewer.)

  • STEP 4

    Serve bacon-side up, drizzled with the sauce and sprinkled with ginger, sesame seeds and spring onion greens.

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