Okonomiyaki

OkonomiyakiOkonomiyaki is a Japanese-style pancake or pizza. Okonomi means “favorites” in Japanese— you add your favorite ingredients in okonomiyaki. It usually includes chopped cabbage but can include a variety of toppings like thinly sliced pork, red ginger, soba noodles, corn, green onion, squid, shrimp, sprouts, and much more. Here’s our version.

1 cup chopped cooked chicken

1 1/2 cups thinly sliced napa cabbage

1/4 cup shredded carrots

3 green onions, chopped

12 fresh green beans, cut into 1/2 inch pieces

1 small green bell pepper, cut into thin strips

1 small zucchini, cut into thin strips

3 eggs, lightly beaten

3/4 cup all-purpose flour

3/4 cup chicken stock

2 teaspoons soy sauce

1 teaspoon vegetable oil

1/4 teaspoon toasted sesame oil

Mix the chicken, cabbage, carrots, green onions, green beans, green bell pepper and zucchini. In a another bowl, beat the eggs. Add the flour, chicken stock and soy sauce. Pour this batter over the chicken and vegetable mixture and stir well.

Mix vegetable oil and sesame oil in a skillet over medium heat. Pour the mixture pancake-style into the skillet. Cover and cook until golden brown. Flip and continue cooking until golden on the other side.