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Author Notes: Tamagoyaki (meaning literally "grilled egg") is a great introduction to some of the key flavors of Japanese cooking. It's commonly considered a Japanese omelete, but you'll find it's rolled instead of folded. This recipe is just 5 ingredients; if you're a little nervous about trying a Japanese dish, let this be your first foray into things. It's become a favorite on my breakfast menu. More details about this dish and this recipe are available on my blog. —Alisha
- 2 large eggs
- 2 teaspoons mirin
- 1/4 teaspoon soy sauce
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- olive oil
- Crack eggs into bowl. Add mirin, soy sauce, and salt. Mix with a fork until incorporated.
- Heat about 2 tsp olive oil in pan over medium-low heat until oil shimmers. Pour thin layer of egg mixture into pan; pour enough to cover the pan, tilting the pan gently to distribute the mixture evenly.
- Pour next layer of egg into pan. Gently lift the first layer up and tilt the pan so that egg mixture goes under the first layer. Cook for about 20-30 seconds. Roll first layer up in second layer, and roll the entire thing up, just as you did with the first layer.
- Repeat as needed until all of mixture is gone.
- Slide directly from pan onto plate and serve immediately.