Tamagoyaki Roll Recipe - Impatientfoodie.com Vegetarian

Tamagoyaki

This recipe comes from a fantastic chef named Graeme Smith. We have mutual friends and they RAVED about this recipe/made it sound like the best thing since sliced bread. Well, it is – TRY IT! You won’t regret it. A final note here, Graeme sort kind of horrified by the tamagoyaki rolling technique in the video, so it should not be followed “to a tee”, but rather just used as a guideline for how to cook and roll the tamagoyaki yumminess! どうぞめしあがれ( = “douzo meshiagare!” – “Bon appetit!” in Japanese, according to google).

TAMAGOYAKI

Ingredients

4 EGGS
UNREFINED SESEAME OIL TO COAT PAN
1 TABLESPOON OF GOOD MIRIN
½ TABLESPOON OF TAMARI OR SHOYU OR GOOD SOY SAUCE
1 TEASPOON TOASTED SESAME OIL
¼ CUP OF WATER
1 PACK OF GOOD NORI

Instructions

  1. Note that there are two different kinds of sesame oil for this recipe!
  2. Whisk the toasted sesame oil, mirin, tamari/shoyu/soy sauce, eggs, and water together.
  3. Brush a thin layer of unrefined sesame oil onto your pan.
  4. Over medium/low heat,pour a thin layer of egg mix into a pan and swirl pan so egg covers entirely.
  5. Once thin layer of egg is cooked, remove from heat, lay down a sheet of nori, and start rolling.
  • We used two silicone spatulas, but I think spatula and a gentle hand would do the trick too!
  1. When the egg roll gets to the end of the pan, leave it there, brush a very thin layer of unrefined sesame oil on the exposed pan, and pour in another thin layer of egg.
  2. Once egg is cooked, lay down another sheet of nori, and roll the other direction.
  3. Repeat this process until your tamagoyaki is as thick/big as you like.
  • Five to seven times is when we think really starts to look and taste the best.
  1. Cut slices down the length of the roll, each a ½ inch apart so that you can see its dissection.

OK, OK I know this looks and sounds really intimidating, but YOU CAN DO IT. I will admit that the first time we made tamagoyaki, I forced Claudia to do it because I was far too intimidated/convinced I would f*** it up. But once we watched this video, the technique didn’t seem quite so scary and we were chowing down super delicious tamagoyaki in no time… OK, correction, I was chowing down on it because I loved it so much I barely let Claudia or Davide have any (sowwwyyy!)

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