With the start of the new year, I’m kicking things off with a veggie I rarely use – Cabbage. The main ingredient in these addicting Okonomiyaki or Cabbage pancakes.
Happy 2017 and happy birthday to my dad! I love you Dad!
Alright so one of the things I vowed to doing more of this year is to try new things. So let’s run with it.
What do you think of when you hear cabbage? For some reason I think of topping a fish taco or Cole slaw or weird cabbagy stew. The first 2 are fine, but that last one is kind of a weird food nightmare.
Cabbage is one of those veggies that I do enjoy eating but never ever think of buying or preparing myself! And I have no idea why!
For some reason I have always been a little scared of what to do with it, I think. Scared of buying a big head of cabbage that will just get gross and old in my fridge.
What changed my fear, was my first Okonomiyaki.
After a trip to Japan, my sister and brother-in-law introduced us to my new favorite way of eating cabbage. Okonomiyaki.
Simply put, Okonomiyaki is a savory pancake made with lots of ingredients. My favorite is this super simple healthy mix of cabbage, carrots and green onions.
Mixed with a nice dose of soy sauce and sesame oil, glued together by eggs and fried up, these savory pancakes are honestly delicious! A really great side for any dinner or wonderful as a fun finger food night!
I love making a bunch of them, serving’em up and eating them with our hands. Toddler included. She really likes them! And having my 18 month old enjoy eating cabbage makes me pretty happy.
O-Ko-No-Mi-Ya-Ki. My new fun and favorite way to eat cabbage in the new year! Give’em a try, I promise you will love them too!