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

Preparation

  1. Mix all the ingredients in the blender for approximately 30 seconds into a doughy paste.

  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Secure the rolled sushi mat tightly with rubber bands and leave to cool down completely.
  7. Cut it into small slices and serve on a plate.

Looks delicious right? This recipe is provided by the leading Japanese cookery school, ABC Cooking. Please have a go at making it yourself!


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