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Tamagoyaki Recipe The Japanese Kitchen
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Tamagoyaki, Japanese Rolled Omlette

Tamagoyaki is a Japanese rolled omelet made in a square pan and often mirrors a rectangular log. These golden, sweet, fluffy, and delicious squares are found in Japanese breakfast trays, bento boxes, topping for noodle soup, and in or on top of sushi.
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine asian, Japanese
Keyword eggs, rolled egg omlette, tamagoyaki
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 tamagoyaki
Calories 75kcal
Cost $2.00

Equipment

  • Tamagoyaki-ki (5x8 inches), square frying pan
  • Makisu, a bamboo mats used for sushi making

Ingredients

  • 4 medium eggs
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • vegetable oil for cooking

Instructions

  • Gather ingredients.
    Tamagoyaki Ingredients
  • In a small bowl, beat eggs well with sugar and salt. Note: if you are looking for a refiner tamagoyaki, strain the egg mixture through a fine mesh to remove any lumps.
  • Heat the pan on medium heat and add ½ teaspoon of oil. Coat the pan well with oil.
  • Pour ¼ of the egg mixture into the pan. Once it resembles a log, push it away towards the opposite of the pan, and add a little more oil.    
    Tamagoyaki First Pour
  • Wait until the egg about to set then roll the eggs towards you. Once it resembles a log, push it away towards the opposite of the pan, and add a little more oil.    
    Tamagoyaki First Roll
  • Pour another ¼ of the egg mixture into the pan and repeat the rolling process.
    Rolling Tamagoyaki
  • Repeat the process until all the eggs are rolled. I like to brown a bit on the outside.  
    Rolling Last Time in Tamagoyaki Pan
  • Put the tamagoyaki on a cutting board and wrap it with makisu to helps shape it in a nice rectangle shape.  
    Rolled Tamagoyaki
  • Once the tamagoyaki cool enough to handle cut them into slices.  

Notes

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Nutrition

Calories: 75kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 164mg | Sodium: 353mg | Potassium: 61mg | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 238IU | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1mg