Tamago Yaki with Spring Carrots
Tamago Yaki with Spring Carrots

Tamago Yaki is one of the most popular dishes for Bento in Japan.

【Ingredients】 (5 servings)
・ Eggs (卵 / Tamago)……4
・ Carrot (にんじん / Ninjin)……80g
・ Sugar (砂糖 / Satoh)……1tbsp
・ Sake (酒 / Sake)……1tbsp
・ Salt (塩 / Shio)……1/2tsp
・ Smoked dried bonito (かつおぶし / Katsuo bushi)……1 pack (2g)
・ Salad oil (サラダ油 / Sarada yu)……As needed

【How to Make】

① Skin and grate the carrot. Place in a heat-resistant bowl, cover with plastic wrap and microwave for 1 minute. Remove the wrap and let cool.
② Crack the eggs into a bowl and mix with chopsticks. Add the carrots, sugar, sake, salt, and smoked bonito, and mix well.
③ Heat a tamago-yaki pan, add a bit of oil and use cooking paper to spread it evenly and thinly. Pour in 1/4 of the egg mixture and spread it over the entire bottom of the pan. When it is half-cooked, fold it back toward you, so that it is only about 3cm wide. Slide the egg to the back side of the pan. Add a little bit more salad oil to the pan and spread thinly. Add another 1/4 of the egg mixture. Cook in the same way as above and fold toward you in the same way as above. Repeat two more times.
④ When the egg is done, enclose it in plastic wrap and let cool. Cut into 5 equal pieces.

Recipe Developed by: Machiko Tateno