Did you know that there is such a special omelette in Japan! It is called "Datemaki" (sweet rolled omelette) . It is as soft as a roll cake and is used a part of Japan's traditional New Year food (Osechi-ryori) . Here we'll show you how to make it.
Ingredients (serves one)
- 4 large eggs
- 1 piece or approximately 100g of hanpen (Japanese fish cake) cut into pieces
- 30g sugar
- 1 tablespoon mirin (sweet rice wine condiment) -- or substitute grape juice + a little sugar as substitute for mirin
- 1 teaspoon soy sauce
- vegetable oil for frying
- Mix all the ingredients in the blender for approximately 30 seconds into a doughy paste.
- Heat up the oil in a large frying pan (about 26 cm), add the mixture, cover and cook on a low heat for 15 to 20 minutes.
- When the omelette is cooked through and the surface is getting dry, turn off the heat and leave it to stand for approximately 3 minutes.
- Put the omelette baked side facing down on a cutting board, trim on three sides including to make it a rough rectangle. Save the trimmed pieces.
- Transfer it to a bamboo sushi mat if you have one, covered with plastic wrapping film or baking paper (just use baking foil if you don't have a sushi mat), put the trimmed parts in the center as a core and roll the omelette around them.
- Secure the rolled sushi mat tightly with rubber bands and leave to cool down completely.
- Cut it into small slices and serve on a plate.
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