Date-maki (Rolled Fish Omelette) for New Year's Easy in a Frying Pan!

Date-maki (Rolled Fish Omelette) for New Year's Easy in a Frying Pan!

When New Year's approaches, I start to crave date-maki...but for some reason, they are so expensive. That's why I came up with this inexpensive version!


1/4 teaspoon
3 tablespoons
2 tablespoons
Soy sauce
1 teaspoon
Vegetable oil
1 teaspoon


1. Mash the hanpen. I used a blender. You can also use a hand mixer or squeeze them to pulp with your hands.
2. Add the salt, sugar, and 1 egg and mix.
3. Add the sake, soy sauce, and the remaining 2 eggs, mix until smooth, heat oil in a frying pan, pour in batter, then spread it out evenly with a paper towel.
4. Cover with lid and bake for 10 to 15 minutes on very low heat.
5. When it rises, touch the top surface; if it is not raw, then it's ready! It's also ready when it moves when you agitate the pan!
6. Layer a piece of aluminum foil over a sushi mat, place the baked egg on top, then roll it in the foil like a futomaki roll.
7. Is this how it came out?? Be sure to cover both ends.
8. Roll it in the sushi mat, evenly place 3 rubber bands around the roll, cool, then it's ready! All you have to do now is slice it up and arrange it in your jyubako (stacked boxes used for osechi-ryori).

Story Behind this Recipe

I forgot to teach my beloved daughter how to make this while she was in Japan!
It's so easy, so be sure to remember it!