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A question about a recipe: Okonomiyaki

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I have a question about the recipe "Okonomiyaki" from Midge. Can you roast this on a half sheet in the oven, using entire recipe then cut into squares to serve as appetizers?

asked by martha about 1 year ago
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Trena Heinrich

Trena is a trusted source on general cooking.

added about 1 year ago

Martha - I've made this recipe dozens of times and it's delicious. I'm not sure it would work the way you've described. I have no experience cooking it the way you've described, perhaps someone else does. You might give it a try. If you do, please report back.

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added about 1 year ago

Lucky enough to have lived in Tokyo. The question is would you roast a pancake? Okonomiyaki is a savory pancake. Okonomi means 'what you like' or 'what you want', and yaki meaning 'grilled' or 'cooked'. The little restaurants I ate Okonomiyaki in had tables with hot grills, and you mixed and added what you wanted and cooked them. Midge's recipe is the closest thing to Okonomiyaki I have tasted since leaving Tokyo. If you roast it, it will be a different item all together.

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added about 1 year ago

Thanks. I'm going to give it a try. Really hot sheet pan, hot oven. These are so yummy in pancake form I'm hoping I can work out a way to serve them hot in one bite size.

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added about 1 year ago

The real question is how will you cook the other side? Ask SKK says, okonomiyaki is a savory pancake. A big part of the delight of this dish is the crispy texture in contrast to the tender and succulent interior.

If you roast in the oven, be careful as it may start drying out very quickly.

It would be helpful to future readers if you report back on how you addressed the top side. Will you flip onto another sheet pan? Broil lightly?

Good luck!

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Lisanne is a trusted home cook.

added about 1 year ago

If you wanted to create a variant inspired by Okonomiyaki, I think you'd have to play around with it. It might work with or without the addition of a bit of baking powder (or soda??). or maybe separated eggs with the whites beaten. It won't be Okonomiyaki, as others said, it will be a different thing, but it would be yours. Maybe saute the cabbage first and drain very well. I would bake at 350. You want to decide how much ratio of egg based batter to solids you want. Maybe halve the basic recipe when you experiment (to halve 5 eggs, use 3 eggs or else 2 eggs then beat the 3rd egg in a small separate bowl and measure out by eyeballing about 1/2). Why not give it a try??

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added 12 months ago

ggestions. Hadn't considered the addition of baking powder/soda and separating the eggs & folding in

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added 12 months ago

Sorry forgot the restrictions. Great suggestions-thanks and I'll report failures/success!

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