Recently I started using Oats for savoury dishes such as ‘Broccoli, Potato & Oats Soup’ and ‘Miso Oats Porridge’. Today I used Oats for Okonomiyaki. This can be a good alternative for those who can’t eat Wheat Flour. It’s super easy to cook, and Oats are easy to use as most people stock Oats in their pantry. Today I added Prawns, but you can use any protein such as Pork, Ham, Sausages, or other seafood.
1-2 Cabbage Leaves *about 80g, thinly sliced
60g Prawns, Ham, Sausage OR other protein *cut into small pieces
1/2 cup Quick Oats OR Rolled Oats
3/4 cup Water
1/8 teaspoon Dashi Powder
1 pinch Salt
Oil for cooking
Aonori, Katsuobushi (Bonito Flakes), Benishoga (Pickled Ginger) *optional
- Place thinly sliced Cabbage and Prawns (OR other protein) in a mixing bowl.
- Place Quick Oats and Water in a heat-proof bowl, add Dashi Powder and Salt, and mix well. Cook in the microwave until thick. It doesn’t need to be cooked completely. It needs to be thickened.
- Add the cooked (OR half-cooked) Oats to the Cabbage, mix well, then add Egg and mix to combine.
- Heat Oil in a frying pan over medium heat, spread the mixture to form a large pancake. Cook for 2-3 minutes. When the bottom is nicely browned, flip the pancakes over, and cook for 2-3 minutes or until the other side is also nicely browned. You may flip the pancakes over a few times while cooking. *Note: Use a plate to flip over as this Okonomiyaki is very soft.
- Place the pancake on a plate, and dress with Okonomiyaki Sauce and Japanese Mayonnaise. Sprinkle with Aonori, and other toppings if you like.