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Thermomix Okonomiyaki

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Thermomix Okonomiyaki
July 5, 2012

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Thermomix Okonomiyaki

Welcome to another new segment, Thermomix Thursday! It’s a chance for me to show you what I’ve been Thermomixing. I love my Thermomix, but didn’t want to turn this into a Thermomix blog as I know the majority of my readers don’t have one, and would have trouble trying to adapt the recipes to non-thermo cooking. On my to do list soon are:

Make pizza dough
Make more bread
Make pasta
Make the perfect cinnamon scroll
Char Siu Bao
Hainanese Chicken Rice
… and the list goes on. I’m just so crazy busy at the moment, but I’ll get there!

I’ve heard many people try to track down the perfect okonomiyaki but never really knew what it was. When I bought the In The Mix cookbook, Steph Berg’s recipe for it was the first recipe I tried. Having met Steph at an In The Mix cooking class with Dani Valent, she talked about how she would often make this recipe with whatever is left in her fridge, which I thought would be a great idea on those ‘I have nothing to cook’ nights. With great success I made it perfectly the first time, and with a side of teriyaki chicken, it was one hell of a delicious dinner. I can’t wait to make it again and have more. Actually craving it now…. nommmm!

Steph Berg -from In The Mix

110g tasty cheese, in 2 or 3 pieces
1/4 small cabbage, white or green, roughly chopped
1 carrot, peeled and roughly chopped
3 stalks celery, roughly chopped
3 spring onions, sliced into 1cm rings
300g flour or okonomiyaki flour
1 egg
30g brown sugar
5g salt
300g milk
vegetable oil, for frying
Kewpie mayonnaise, to serve

Okonomiyaki Sauce
2 cloves garlic
10g ginger
60g tomato ketchup
30g tamari
10g mirin
20g rice vinegar
15g sugar
1 teaspoon mustard

1. Place the tasty cheese in the TM bowl and grate for 5 seconds / speed 9.

2. Add the cabbage, carrot and celery and chop for 5 seconds / speed 5.

3. Add the spring onions, flour, egg, brown sugar, salt and milk, and combine on Reverse  / speed 4.

4. After about 10 seconds slowly add about 100g of the water until a stiff batter forms.

5. Heat the vegetable oil over medium heat in a large fry pan to about 5mm depth. It’s hot enough when a drop of batter sizzles. Ladle the batter to make pancakes of about 1.5cm thickness.

6. Cook for 3 minutes each side or until golden brown. While pancakes are cooking make the sauce;

7. Okonomiyaki sauce: place garlic and ginger in the TM bowl and chop for 4 seconds / speed 7. Scrape down. Add all the other ingredients, plus Β½ MC water, and cook for 10 minutes / 100 degrees / speed 1 / MC off, or until the sauce is reduced to a glossy pouring consistency. Strain the sauce into a dish for spooning onto the okonomiyaki.

Makes about 10 x 15 pancakes.

These can be made bite size for canapes or frozen for lunchboxes.


38 comments on “Thermomix Okonomiyaki
  1. Maureen @ Orgasmic Chef

    I know just how you feel! I make something in the thermo and then I recreate it “manually” to put it on the blog. crazy!

    Maybe I’ll just make a tab for Thermomix recipes.

    I love this okonomiyaki. It looks terrific.

    July 5, 2012 at 9:27 am
    • Iron Chef Shellie

      ahhhhh!! you def should make a thermo-tab πŸ˜›

      July 7, 2012 at 12:27 pm
  2. Mez

    Thermomix…. sigh…

    A cot, change table and our trip to Singapore are where all our clams are going at the mo mo….

    One day!


    July 5, 2012 at 9:51 am
    • Iron Chef Shellie

      hehe you are too cute πŸ˜› Singapore will be amazing though!

      July 7, 2012 at 12:27 pm
  3. Jadey

    I am so excited to try this, new to the Thermomix and cooking more than ever. Thank you!

    July 5, 2012 at 10:39 am
    • Iron Chef Shellie

      Enjoy πŸ˜€

      July 7, 2012 at 12:27 pm
  4. Jadey

    Tried to pin this for later but it won let me πŸ™

    July 5, 2012 at 10:43 am
    • Iron Chef Shellie

      oh that’s annoying!! got to figure that out. I’ll pin it now by uploading an image.

      July 5, 2012 at 10:52 am
  5. Kristy @ Southern In-Law

    Look at you go with your new segments, you’re on a roll Shellie! I’ve never had okonomiyaki before, only heard of it – but now I know what it is!

    How I envy your thermomix!

    July 5, 2012 at 10:50 am
    • Iron Chef Shellie

      hahah I am! Think I should definitely make it more often πŸ™‚

      July 7, 2012 at 12:28 pm
  6. Nic@diningwithastud

    Pure delicious stickyness! I want to eat this. Now. Bring it to meeeeee!

    July 5, 2012 at 10:54 am
    • Iron Chef Shellie

      hahaha *emails you okonomiyaki* πŸ˜›

      July 7, 2012 at 12:28 pm
  7. Michelle

    I don’t have a thermomix but reading this gives me a strange sort of pleasure…

    July 5, 2012 at 11:10 am
    • Iron Chef Shellie

      lol πŸ˜›

      July 7, 2012 at 12:29 pm
  8. Hannah

    I have to admit, my favourite thing about okonomiyaki is how the bonito flakes dance with the heat when you sprinkle them on, but I s’pose I could be convinced to eat this verseion too πŸ˜›

    July 5, 2012 at 1:45 pm
    • Iron Chef Shellie

      oooo that sounds fun!

      July 7, 2012 at 12:29 pm
  9. Libby

    I don’t own a Thermomix but I do have a craving for okonomiyaki now! Yums!

    July 6, 2012 at 8:09 pm
    • Iron Chef Shellie

      I have a craving too πŸ˜›

      July 7, 2012 at 12:29 pm
  10. Winston

    OH man…!! I knew we should’ve gotten a Thermomix. But so exppppp…. NUUUUUUUUUUUU. Your Thermomix Thursday series is going to be a painful one to read HAHAHA jk. I love it. It looks fun and my friends with Thermomix are always looking for more things to make with them I’ll refer them to your site and hint VERY strongly for me to take commission or tax for everything that they make with it from here… Sorry Michele but when it comes to getting free food I might need to take all the credit LOL

    July 8, 2012 at 12:37 am
    • Iron Chef Shellie

      lol you take all the free food you want πŸ˜‰

      July 10, 2012 at 1:06 pm
  11. Steph Berg

    Aww shucks Shellie!!!! Was so nice to see this come up in my google alerts!! Feeling the Thermomix LOVE!

    I love this recipe and as noted above change it up all the time!!!

    So easy HUH..??? Glad you enjoyed πŸ™‚

    Looking forward to seeing what future Thermomix Thursdays hold in store for us.

    As always love your work! xoxoxox

    July 9, 2012 at 1:42 am
    • Iron Chef Shellie

      Hehehe so easy and tasty!! Thanks for the great recipe πŸ™‚ x

      July 10, 2012 at 1:07 pm
  12. Daisy@Nevertoosweet

    I agree with Winston it’s going to be so painful to read these posts because I already want Thermomix reading these will just make me want it even MORE πŸ˜›

    Sighh now that my stand mixer has died… I think i’m going to have to save up and buy my kitchenaid first before i think of buying an Thermomix πŸ™‚

    Ooo okonomiyaki ~ haven’t had them in a while cravings ~

    July 9, 2012 at 7:59 am
    • Iron Chef Shellie

      hahaha! Definitely save up for one, they are definitely worth it πŸ™‚

      July 10, 2012 at 1:07 pm
  13. Marta @ What Should I Eat For Breakfast Today?

    It looks amazing, but I don’t have a thermomix. Still, it looks like sth definitely worth trying πŸ™‚

    July 9, 2012 at 8:48 am
    • Iron Chef Shellie

      You can of course make it without one, just won’t be as easy πŸ˜‰

      July 10, 2012 at 1:08 pm
  14. Tina @ bitemeshowme

    I only was exposed to okonomiyaki not too long ago and i love it! Seriously, its so good. Bonito flakes are the best on top!!! Can’t wait for other thursday thermomix posts shellie πŸ˜€ if only i had the funds to purchase one…. lol

    July 9, 2012 at 9:50 am
    • Iron Chef Shellie

      Must try with the bonito flakes next time!

      July 10, 2012 at 1:08 pm
  15. Cara @ Gourmet Chick

    Oh I’m so jealous would love a Thermomix but they are just sooo expensive. Are you a complete convert and is it worth it?

    July 9, 2012 at 8:37 pm
    • Iron Chef Shellie

      They are pricey, but when you think about all the things it can do for you, save you money, save you TIME, it’s totally worth it. Couldn’t live without mine!

      July 10, 2012 at 1:09 pm
  16. Food is our religion

    I loveee Okonomiyaki!! but I never knew you could put tomato sauce in it.. hmm might give that a try the next time I make one!

    July 9, 2012 at 8:45 pm
    • Iron Chef Shellie

      haha it’s the only one I’ve tried and I really like it πŸ™‚

      July 10, 2012 at 1:09 pm
  17. Thermomix Today

    It’s great that there are Thermomix recipes all over the internet and even books that can be bought. That’s one of the first things I did before buying a Thermomix, I checked out some of the things you can make with the machine and I wasn’t disappointed.

    July 9, 2012 at 9:27 pm
  18. Lianne

    aww that looks so good! I love Okonomiyaki!! sadly can’t afford a thermomix at the moment! but what it can do is more than just amazinggggg! (:

    July 11, 2012 at 9:06 pm
  19. @SuperfoodAnita

    Ah okinomiyaki is on my list of things to make in my thermy. I’ve only had mine for about 3 months so I’m still christening it with heaps of new recipes. I’m going to make butter tomorrow for my husband and some superfood truffles for me. Looking forward to your thermy Thursday posts πŸ™‚

    July 13, 2012 at 10:25 pm
  20. Lisa

    Hi. WIll try this for sure.

    Any chance you can bump the perfect cinnamon scroll to the top of your list? I a=have a three week old Thermomix and been unsuccessful in scrolls!! And desperate to get it right. Doesn’t help that I am a very basic cook to start with lol πŸ™‚

    February 20, 2013 at 7:52 pm
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