Japanese Vegetable Pancakes
Posted July 20, 2011 by
Ready Time 0 min Servings:


Start by making the sauce.  Combine soy sauce, water, sugar, ginger, and sesame oil in a saucepan.  Simmer 10 minutes.  Dissolve the cornstarch in the water and whisk into the sauce.  Bring to a boil and cook 1 minute, whisking.  Cool.  Remove ginger slices.  Store in refrigerator in a jar. For the pancakes: Heat the sesame oil in a large nonstick skillet.  Add the cabbage.  Cook until wilted, about 3-5 minutes.  Add the carrots, ginger, soy sauce, and mirin.  Saute until carrots are tender, about 3 mor minutes.  Add the scallions and pepper flakes and cook until flavors are melded, about 2 minutes.  Allow to cool a bit. In a bowl, whisk together the flour and eggs.  Stir in the vegetable mixture and the cilantro - stir constantly, or the eggs might curdle from the hot vegetables. In the same pan, heat a coating of vegetable oil.  Spoon the vegetable mixture into the pan into 2-3 inch cakes.  Cook for about 3 minutes and turn.  Cook for another 2-3 minutes. Serve hot.