A tamagoyaki (Japanese style omelette) rich with the flavors of bonito dashi, green onion and sesame oil. This a traditional tamagoyaki made Grandpa-style. Try it for dinner or as a drinking appetizer.
Break the eggs into a bowl, add the sugar, sake and soy sauce and mix well. Add the bonito flakes and green onions.
Heat some sesame oil in a frying pan, and pour in the egg mixture in 2 to 3 batches, rolling the cooked egg between each addition to make a tamagoyaki.
I changed the top photo and changed the amount of green onion specified.
It's great in bentos too.
Story Behind this Recipe
My grandfather never cooked, but the tamagoyaki he made for me once was so delicious, so I tried recreating that flavor. It's a recipe filled with memories.
I prefer a cast iron frying pan for this so I use a generous amount of oil. If you're using a non-stick pan, please adjust the amount of oil to however much you think you'll be needing for even cooking and to keep the egg mixture from burning. Sesame oil is the key to the flavor of this tamagoyaki, so please use at least a little.