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Okonomiyaki

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

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  • Combine the flour, water, egg, salt & pepper.
  • Add shredded ham or bacon and cabbage.
  • Pour enough oil into a pan to cover base.
  • When oil is heated, add all or half the mixture.
  • Brown on both sides.
  • Combine the barbecue sauce and mayonnaise and smear on the fritters to serve.
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  1. Anita
    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
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  2. Janelle
    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!
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  3. Seedbeads
    I didn't have any ham or bacon, but I wanted to get some meat into my toddler, so I minced some canned turkey into the batter. Really easy and we both enjoyed it very much!
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  4. Jewelies
    I'm only going to leave comments here as I tagged this in a game and when I printed the recipe out and gave it to Dave to pick up some ingredients, he actually stopped at a Japanese supermarket and bought back all the 'real' ingredients. Fabulous flavour and exactally like our favourite Japanese restaurant. We cooked this on the BBQ and took Lil Miss Muffet advise of crisping the ham before adding the cabbage. Will definitely make again. UPDATE: By 'real' ingredients (and as far as I can understand from the Japanese/English lables) : Flour is called Nagatanien Mayonaise is called Mayonnaise BBQ sauce is Otafuku Okonomi sauce And then there was a seasoning packet that we bought that had 4 different seasonings in it called Marutomo. Seasoning #1 little shrimps (I didn't use these ) Seasoning #2 was like a rice cracker crunched up Both these seasonings go into the pancake Seasoning #3 Sea-vegetable flakes Seasoning #4 Bonito powder (I think, unless it's a second type of sea-vegetable. - we call them butterfly wings as they move ) Both these seasonings go onto the top of the pancake after being dressed with mayo and BBQ sauce. Both these seasonings (in my opinion) are essential. When you make them make sure to fry you ham slightly first then add the cabbage. One done Dave then took the whole lot off the grill and mixed it with the pancake mix. They are quite a thick pancake and take a while to cook. Once cooked squeese on your mayo and BBQ sauce then top with seasoning 3 & 4. The ones we use to buy from the Japanese shop were chicken and cheese (instead of ham). We will probably experiment with these next time. Out of a 470g packet of flour we got 4 pancakes. I think Dave used slightly more water than stated.
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  5. Vnut-Beyond Redempt
    Very good dish. Would prefer it to have more cabbage. Tripled everything except used just one egg and put in 2 tbs of Mayo. I didn't have BBQ sauce so made do with 1/2 cup ketchup, 3 tbs worcestershire sauce and enough mayo to make up to 1 cup of saucye. A little sour but so good! Sprinkled seaweed strips on top! Yummy!
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