The best quick, easy dinner in the world...
28 August, 2014
Take 3-4 heaped tablespoons or plain flour and 1 heaped tablespoon of cornflour. Add your egg and a massively heaped teaspoon of miso paste.
Whisk this together until mostly combined.
Then add enough water (not quite a quarter of a cup for me) to make a runny batter.
Add your finely sliced veg (about 3 cups worth) and at least a good pinch of pickled ginger, also finely sliced.
Mix well so it all gets coated with the batter.
Don't worry, its not a thick batter, but it will stick together. I promise.
Heat a large frying pan on a medium heat, add a tablespoon of sunflower oil and then add half your veg/batter mix. Use a spoon to bring the edges and any bits that fall out back into the patty and flatten it out until about an inch thick.
Cook well until browned, at least 4-5 minutes, then carefull flip.
Cook for another 5 mins until cooked through. Poke the middle a bit and check it isn't still gooey in the middle. No one wants to eat gooey undercooked okonomiyaki.
When you are certain its cooked through, slide gently onto your plate. Now the fun begins.
Get your okonomiyaki sauce (kinda like Asian bbq sauce) and drizzle in a crisscross fashion across the whole pancake. Then get your kewpie mayo and do the same, but in the other direction so it is perpendicular to the okonomiyaki sauce. Then top the lot with bonito flakes, dried seaweed and sesame seeds.
There you have it. The best quick, easy dinner in the world.