Okonomiyaki

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Ryan GoodwinPublished on 1/17/2018

Okonomiyaki is a crazy Japanese cabbage pancake thing. You fry it up, usually with some bacon on one side, and top it with a bunch of aggresive flavors. It's a little intense, but delicious. One of the main ingredients in the batter is yamaimo (a.k.a mountain yam). It looks like a root, but it's a tuber, and you peel it and grate it to yield this white goo stuff. Kinda gross to handle, but it serves well in this dish. I get my yamaimo from the UN plaza farmers market in San Francisco. You might

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What you will need

BATTER

400 g shredded cabbage

3 scallions

2 eggs

140g yamaimo

1/2 tsp Beaver, xtra hot horseradish

10g katsuobushi

120g chicken broth (or water is fine)

A pinch of salt

110g AP flour

A pack of bacon

TOPPINGS

1 piece nori

5g katsuobushi

Cupie mayonnaise

okonomi sauce

How to cook

1

Grate yamaimo

Peel and grate the yamaimo. I used this little garlic grater, but the fine side of a cheese grater will do.

Peel and grate the yamaimo. I used this little garlic grater, but the fine side of a cheese grater will do.

2

Slice cabbage

Cut the cabbage in quarters and remove the core. Slice it fairly thin. You might even wanna use a mandolin.

3

Slice scallion

Slice up the scallion.

4

Combine ingredients

Combine all of the batter ingredients, except the bacon. Mix well.

5

Line pan with bacon

Cover the bottom of a 10" frying pan with bacon.

Cover the bottom of a 10" frying pan with bacon.

6

Add batter

Spread about half of your okonomiyaki mix over the bacon. Place over medium-low heat. Cover and cook for about 10 minutes. The bacon should be a little crispy.

7

Flip

This is a bit tricky. I recommend flipping over the sink, into another pan, so you can pour off a little grease and slide your pancake back into the original pan. Return to stove to cook about 8 minutes longer.

8

Mayo

Squirt on a nice zigzag of that kewpie mayo.

9

Add some sauce

A drizzle of that special okonomi sauce.

10

Sprinkles

Sprinkle with shavings of nori and katsuobushi. Time to eat!

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Renato Peterman avatar
Renato Peterman1/19/2018 ☰
Amazing recipe Ryan! Looks delicious 😋
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