"Ikayaki" Squid Pancakes
Ikayaki is a fan favorite at yatai food stalls in Osaka. You can recreate the popular pancakes at home with a frying pan!
Photographed by Hideo Sawai
Calorie count is per piece.
Ingredients (Makes 4 pieces)
- 1 squid
- 100 g flour
- 200 ml water
- 4 eggs
- Okonomiyaki sauce, as desired
- Aonori flakes, as desired
- Vegetable oil
- Soy sauce
Pull the tentacles out of the tube of the squid, and discard the innards and cartilage. Cut the tentacles below the eyes. Wash and dry off the squid tube and tentacles. Cut the tube into rings, and separate the tentacles.
Make the [Batter]. In a bowl, combine the flour and water, then stir with a whisk until smooth.
Heat a small amount of vegetable oil in a frying pan, then add 1/4 of the squid. Sprinkle with a pinch of salt, then pour on a ladle's worth of [Batter]. Crack open an egg on top.
When the bottom begins to brown, turn over and press with a turner to break the egg yolk. Spread the surface with a dash of soy sauce and turn over again. Top with okonomiyaki sauce and aonori flakes as desired. Repeat the process to make 3 more pieces.