Japanese cabbage pancake with macadamia tonkatsu sauce

Recipes

Servings: 4

You can prepare these delicious pancakes, also known as ‘Okonomiyaki’, as a casual weeknight meal or as part of a banquet. The macadamias add texture to the toppings and a delicious complexity to the traditional tonkatsu sauce. They also add protein, making it a complete meal for vegetarians.

Ingredients

    Tonkatsu sauce (makes 1 cup) :
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon tomato sauce (ketchup)
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup Lime & Black Pepper Macadamias
  • 1 tablespoon mirin
  • 3 tablespoons caster sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
    Cabbage pancake
  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 4 eggs, lightly whisked
  • 125ml water
  • 1 teaspoon dashi powder (optional)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 300g (about ¼ small) cabbage, very finely shredded
  • 4 spring onions, finely sliced
  • 1 tablespoon ginger, finely grated
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
    To serve
  • ½ cup Japanese style mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup pickled ginger
  • ½ cup chopped macadamias, roasted
  • 2 sheets nori seaweed paper, finely chopped

Instructions

    For the tonkatsu sauce,
  1. combine all ingredients in the bowl of a food processor and process until smooth. Set aside.
    For the cabbage pancake,
  1. Sift the flour into a large bowl. Make a well in the centre and add the eggs, water, optional dashi powder and salt and whisk to make a smooth batter.
  2. Using a spoon, stir through the cabbage, spring onions and grated ginger.
  3. Heat a quarter of the oil in a frying pan over a medium heat and spoon in a quarter of the mixture.
  4. Cook until the edges have cooked a little and the pancake is golden on the bottom.
  5. Gently flip the pancake and cook the other side over a medium heat until golden and cooked through.
  6. Keep warm while repeating with the remaining mixture.
  7. Slide the pancake onto a serving plate.
  8. Drizzle generously with tonkatsu sauce and mayonnaise and sprinkle with pickled ginger, chopped macadamias and nori seaweed.
  9. Serve immediately.

Notes

Recipe courtesy of Australian Macadamia Society

https://macnuts.com.au/japanese-cabbage-pancake-with-macadamia-tonkatsu-sauce/

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