Tamagoyaki: A Delicious Japanese Rolled Omelette Recipe

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Tamagoyaki, also known as a Japanese rolled omelette, is a delightful dish perfect for breakfast, lunch, or a light dinner. This recipe offers a fun and easy way to create a restaurant-quality omelette at home.


3 large eggs

  • 1 tablespoon mirin (sweet rice wine)
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • Chopped scallions (optional)
  • Shredded nori seaweed (optional)

  • Instructions:

    1. Prepare the egg mixture: In a bowl, whisk together the eggs, mirin, soy sauce, and sugar until well combined. Strain the mixture through a fine-mesh sieve to remove any clumps.

    2. Heat the pan: Heat a non-stick pan over medium heat. Add a thin layer of vegetable oil and swirl to coat the bottom.

    3. Cook the first layer: Pour a small amount of the egg mixture into the pan, tilting the pan to spread the egg evenly. Let it cook for about 30 seconds, or until the bottom is set.

    4. Roll and repeat: Using a heat-resistant spatula, gently roll the cooked egg towards the far end of the pan. Add a small amount of oil to the empty space on the pan. Pour in some more egg mixture and let it cook slightly.

    5. Continue rolling: Lift the rolled omelette slightly and push it towards the far end of the pan. Add more oil and egg mixture, and continue rolling the omelette as you cook the additional layers.

    6. Optional additions: During the rolling process, you can sprinkle chopped scallions or shredded nori seaweed onto the uncooked egg mixture for added flavor and texture.

    7. Finishing touches: Once all the egg mixture is used, cook the omelette for another minute or two to ensure it’s fully cooked through.

    8. Shape and serve: Transfer the omelette to a cutting board and gently roll it up tightly using a makisu (bamboo rolling mat) or a clean kitchen towel. Let it cool slightly before slicing into bite-sized pieces. Serve hot or at room temperature with your favorite dipping sauce, like soy sauce or a mixture of soy sauce, mirin, and a touch of wasabi.

    Nutritional Facts (per serving):

    (Note: This is an approximate value and may vary depending on the ingredients used.)

    Calories: 180

  • Fat: 10g
  • Protein: 12g
  • Carbs: 5g
  • Cholesterol: 230mg
  • Sodium: 350mg

  • Conclusion

    Tamagoyaki is a versatile dish that can be enjoyed plain or with various fillings. With its simple ingredients and easy preparation method, it’s a great recipe for beginners and experienced cooks alike. So, grab your eggs, fire up the stove, and give this delicious Japanese omelette a try!

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

    1. Can I use regular milk instead of mirin?

    While mirin adds a subtle sweetness and depth of flavor, you can substitute it with an equal amount of sugar dissolved in 1 tablespoon of water.

    2. What’s a good substitute for soy sauce?

    If you’re on a gluten-free diet, you can use tamari, a gluten-free soy sauce option. Alternatively, a small amount of fish sauce can offer a similar umami flavor.

    3. How can I make my tamagoyaki more flavorful?

    For a richer taste, consider adding a teaspoon of dashi (Japanese soup stock) to the egg mixture. You can also experiment with different fillings like chopped vegetables, cooked shrimp, or shredded cheese.

    4. My tamagoyaki keeps breaking. What am I doing wrong?

    There could be a few reasons. Make sure your pan is hot enough before adding the egg mixture. Additionally, don’t overcook the first layer before rolling. It should be just set but still slightly wet. Finally, use a nonstick pan and a good quality spatula for easier rolling.

    5. How can I store leftover tamagoyaki?