Sweet Onion and Natto Oyaki (Flat Cakes)

Sweet Onion and Natto Oyaki (Flat Cakes)

When sweet onions are in season, try this recipe!
Even my meat-loving husband will gobble these natto treats down ♡


Sweet new harvest onion
Natto (combined with provided sauce)
1 package
6 tablespoons
Sesame oil
1/2 teaspoon
Soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon
1 tablespoon
100 ml
a small amount


1. Combine all of the ingredients except for the water in a bowl, and mix until even. Add water, and briskly fold.
2. Grease a frying pan with oil (not listed in ingredients), heat the pan, then ladle the batter in spoonfuls onto the pan to make small coin-sized fritters.
3. Flip them over when they brown to fry the other side, then they are done when the onions become translucent!
4. They're tasty served with ponzu or okonomiyaki sauce.

Story Behind this Recipe

Once, I bought some sweet onions and natto when I'd forgotten that I'd already ordered them for delivery from my co-op, and so ended up with excess sweet onions and natto!
I came up with this recipe as a way to use them up.