Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 2 mins

These Japanese fritters make a quick & delicious snack. A Japanese exchange student gave me this recipe when I was at school.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine the flour, water, egg, salt & pepper.
  2. Add shredded ham or bacon and cabbage.
  3. Pour enough oil into a pan to cover base.
  4. When oil is heated, add all or half the mixture.
  5. Brown on both sides.
  6. Combine the barbecue sauce and mayonnaise and smear on the fritters to serve.


Most Helpful

Very quick and easy to make. I added some onion and a dash of ginger for a bit more flavor. I always enjoy a recipe this versatile; we were able to add leftover shrimp and bean sprouts. The bean sprouts added a very nice crispy texture that everyone really enjoyed. Many enjoyed these plain. Some of the children ate them with ketchup and mayo. The adults preferred of using a seasoned oyster sauce, mayo mixture as a topping. Though a very casual dish, all enjoyed it.

ksilvan June 19, 2003

I knew another recipe and my okonomiyaki was too dry and cabbage was burned partially. But this one is perfect! The texture is watery enough and gets ready before cabbage begins to burn. Me and my husband love it! Made 3 times already. Thank you for sharing

Anita May 18, 2016

Pretty authentic recipe! I really enjoyed these and they were easy to make. They weren't as good as the real Okonomiyaki, (given that I don't have the necessary spices) but they're pretty close. Thanks for posting!

*Janelle April 17, 2009

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