Tamagoyaki (rolled omelette) is a traditional Japanese dish and a popular choice for bento (a boxed lunch), as well as a side dish for everyday family meals.
There is a special rectangular pan just to make tamagoyaki, however, I’ll be showing you how to make them without using it. I’ll be using simple ingredients and an easy method for this recipe, so why not try making it?
Ingredients for 1 tamagoyaki (for 2-3 people)
1 tsp soy sauce
1 tsp sugar
1 ½ tbs vegetable oil
- Place a sheet of foil on a bamboo sushi mat.
- Crack the eggs into a bowl, then add the sugar and soy sauce. Beat well with a whisk.
- Heat the oil in a frying-pan over a high heat, and pour the eggs swiftly.
- Using a wooden fork or spatula, lightly mix the eggs and gather to make a rectangular shape. Make sure the eggs are coagulated but still soft.
- Place the omelette on the foiled mat.
- Roll the omelette tightly. Leave it as it is until cooled down, then put it in the fridge to set. Once set, cut it into large bite sized pieces.
A bamboo sushi mat (makisu or makisudare) is a Japanese cooking tool and commonly used to make sushi rolls. It’s made of woven bamboo with cotton string. You can find one at a world food section in a large supermarket or an oriental grocery.