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Prep Time:

15 Minutes

Cook Time:

10 Minutes


2 Servings



About the Recipe

Japanese sweet omelette (or tamagoyaki) has to be one of Japan's great contributions to world cuisine. You'll find it everywhere in Japan - in sushi, rolled sushi, bento boxes and served for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Ah, you're thinking, don't I need one of those funky square pans to make this? Well, I have to admit they do come in handy but it's easy enough to make tamagoyaki in a round pan as well. The technique isn't that difficult to master but I would encourage you to watch the video tutorial below to form an image of how it's done.


4 medium eggs

3 tbsps sugar

1 tbsp mirin

a little salt


combine and beat the ingredients in a bowl

add a little oil to a 20cm frying pan and heat

once the oil is very hot, pour in 1/4 of the beat egg

fry until the egg begins to develop a skin underneath, then use a slice to carefully roll it to one side of the pan

pour in another 1/4 of the egg, ensuring you work it under the first roll (so that the fresh egg joins to the existing roll)

repeat the first stage, rolling the existing roll over the fresh omelette to one side of the pan

repeat twice more until you have a thick omelette roll. turn of the het and allow the omelette to rest for 5 - 10 minutes. carefully slide the omelette out of the pan and slice into pieces

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