Okonomiyaki (Japanese pancake)
When you get a whole cabbage in your veggie box from Magic Meadow for the week - okonomiyaki is the solution!! Cabbage is high in fibre, vitamin C, has anti-inflammatory properties and is known for its detoxification properties. It's always good to cook cabbage as it is a goitrogen which can down regulate thyroid function when eaten in its raw form. I like to always use brazil nuts which are high in selenium when I'm using cabbage to support thyroid function.
- 6 eggs
- 2 tablespoons of flour (I use coconut or buckwheat)
- 2 brazil nuts (crushed, blitzed in a food processor.
- 1 tsp of baking powder
- 1 tablespoon tamari (soy sauce alternative)
- 1/2 tsp of sesame oil
- 1 cup of finely shredded cabbage
- 1/2 leek finely chopped
- 4 rinds of nitrate free bacon (or olives)
- coconut oil or butter for cooking
- Whisk the eggs, flour, baking powder, tamari and sesame oil well.
- Add the cabbage, leek, bacon, and mix well.
- Salt and pepper to taste.
- Heat oil in a saucepan.
- Scoop a large spoonful of the mixture into the pan, so there are 4 seperate pancakes (depending on size of pan).
- Cook for 1.5-2 minutes. Repeat until mixture is finished. Should make 10-15 pancakes.
Serve with mayonnaise or hummus as a side dish or as a main meal.