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Easy and Delicious! Kansai-style Fluffy Okonomiyaki

Easy and Delicious! Kansai-style Fluffy Okonomiyaki

It's easy to make a tasty okonomiyaki with a crispy outside and fluffy inside! With this recipe, anyone can do it! The juicy pork adds a distinct touch.

Ingredients: 4 servings [14 cm diameter pancakes]

Cabbage
400 g
Nagaimo (or yamaimo)
160 g
Green onions
a small amount
☆ Egg(s)
1 to 2
☆ Pizza cheese
20 g
☆ Dashi stock granules
8 g (1 packet)
☆ Water
100 ml
☆ Mirin
1 teaspoon
☆ Sake
1 teaspoon
Flour
140 g
(Thinly sliced) pork
200 g
Okonomiyaki sauce
as needed
Mayonnaise
to taste
Aonori
to taste
Bonito flakes
to taste
Rice bran oil (or vegetable oil)
as needed

Steps

1. Rough chop the cabbage, rinse, then drain. Grate the yam. Finely chop the green onion.
2. When browned as shown in the photo, they are ready. If you set an electric griddle on the warming setting, you can enjoy them while they're hot.
3. Combine all of the ☆ ingredients in a bowl, and mix well. If using yamaimo, add 30 ml more water.
4. Add flour to the bowl, and mix well. (If you're concerned about lumps, sift in the flour.)
5. Increase the temperature of the electric griddle to 240 °C, then coat with rice bran oil. Quickly sauté the pork until browned, and add to the batter. This step is key to this recipe!
6. Coat the griddle with more oil, then pour in the batter. One pancake should use about a quarter of the batter.
7. Flip over when they start to bubble.
8. When browned as shown in the photo, they are ready. If you set the griddle on the warming setting, enjoy them hot.
9. Drizzle on a generous amount of sauce (we use Otafuku Okonomiyaki Sauce), and mayonnaise to taste.
10.
11. Top with ao-nori dried seaweed and bonito flakes, then serve.

Story Behind this Recipe

My husband, who's from Osaka, would always make these okonomiyaki without measuring the ingredients; but since I also wanted to make them, I put this recipe together.