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Sophie's quick Okonomiyaki

An easy version of the classic that replaces a lot of the traditional ingredients with household staples

30 mins
6 ingredients
$1.57 / person
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Sophie's quick Okonomiyaki

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Serves = 4

  • 1 cup plain wholemeal flour

  • 3 eggs

  • 3 cups cabbage (any colour) (approx. 1/2 small cabbage)

  • 1 carrot

  • 1/2 - 1 cup reduced salt vegetable stock liquid

  • Extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)

  • Optional: spring onion

  • Optional: Okonomiyaki sauce

It’s this easy

  1. Finely slice the cabbage, and coarsely grate the carrot

  2. In a medium sized bowl, add the flour, create a well in the centre and add the eggs, and 1/2 cup reduced salt vegetable stock, mixing with a fork until the batter forms a thick mixture. Add more stock to reach the right consistency

  3. Add the grated carrot and sliced cabbage to the batter, and mix until well combined

  4. Heat a large fry pan to a medium to hot temperature. Lightly spray the fry pan with Extra virgin olive oil and pour roughly ¼ cup of the mixture into the hot frypan.

  5. Cook the pancake until bubbles start to form in the batter, and the pancake is browned on one side. Carefully flip the pancake and continue cooking until both sides are browned and crispy, and the batter is cooked through. Roughly 3 minutes on each side.

  6. Repeat the last step for the remainder of the batter.

  7. Optional: Serve pancakes with spring onions, and a small amount of Okonomiyaki sauce


  • You can use any leftover veggies, such as zucchini (give it a quick squeeze over the sink after you've grated it to remove some of the water), or sweet potato.
  • If the pancakes are too thick, add more stock or water, if too thin, add a little more flour


Nutrition Information (per serve):

  • Energy (1170kJ)

  • Protein (10.3g)

  • Total fat (13.3g)

  • Saturated fat (2.5g)

  • Carbohydrate (26.8g); Starch (22g); Sugars (4.8g); Added sugars (0g), Free Sugars (0g)

  • Dietary fibre (6.1g)

  • Sodium (248mg)

  • Calcium (65mg)

  • Iron (2.3mg)


Contains: Gluten, Wheat, Eggs, FODMAPs.
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