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Japanese Egg Roll

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Tamagoyaki (Japanese Egg Roll)

japanese egg roll 0306 Preparation time 30 mins Serves 4 people


6 eggs, whisked

2 tablespoons finely diced red capsicum

2 tablespoons finely chopped chives

2 teaspoons vegetable oil Steamed rice, to serve

Steamed broccolini, to serve Kecap manis sauce, to serve


  1. Whisk eggs in a bowl. Pour beaten egg through a fine sieve into a large bowl, discarding any gelatinous whites left behind. (This ensures a fine, streak-free omelette.) Add capsicum and chives. Stir until combined. Season with salt and white pepper.
  2. Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a 20cm (base measurement) non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Ladle 1/3 cup egg mixture into pan and swirl around until base is evenly coated with egg. Cook for 2 minutes or until egg is half set. Use a flat spatula to loosen edges of omelette slightly then, starting from the edge closest to you, roll up omelette to about halfway. Slide spatula beneath omelette and carefully drag it to the edge closest to you. Pour in another ¼ cup of egg mixture around the exposed pan and unrolled portion of the omelette. Repeat with the cooking, folding and dragging. Add another ¼ cup of egg mixture and repeat process rolling the omelette up completely. Transfer rolled omelette to a plate and cover to keep warm. Heat remaining oil in the frying pan and repeat the process to make another omelette roll.
  3. Cut each omelette into 1cm wide pieces and thread onto disposable bamboo chopsticks or simply serve on rice with steamed broccolini and kecap manis.