Note: This kit makes enough for four people. Depending on the size of your pan, your may need to repeat the cooking steps. Will need 4 eggs.
Unpack your box and gather the equipment necessary. You will need one large and one small mixing bowl, a cast iron skillet, a large dinner plate or sheet tray, and utensils.
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Empty the cabbage, onions, scallions, and garlic into the large mixing bowl. Add salt to the bowl and mix thoroughly to fully incorporate the salt. Allow to rest for ten minutes until cabbage has wilted and water has been released. Do not drain.
In a smaller mixing bowl, whisk together 4 eggs, flour, and 2 tablespoons of water. You may choose to add flour directly to cabbage, but this method will give you a more uniform batter. Add batter to the cabbage mix and toss to coat, making sure batter is evenly distributed.
Heat skillet over medium-high heat and add a generous amount of oil to the bottom (about ⅓ cup). The skillet must be very hot and the oil must be near its smoke point. To test this, add a drop of water to the pan. The oil should sizzle and pop if it is hot enough. Add cabbage mix to the skillet and press down with a spatula to create an even layer. Allow to cook for up to five minutes on one side. Drizzle more oil around the edges of the pan and scrape the spatula around the sides to make sure the batter will release from the pan. Lift the pancake up slightly with the spatula and check for a very deep, golden brown crust.
Once your okonomiyaki has a generous sear on the bottom, pour out any extra oil that remains in the bottom of the pan (use a dish towel or oven mit that allows a good grip). Drizzle more oil over the raw batter on top. Working quickly, grab your plate in one hand and skillet in the other. Place your plate upside down over the skillet, and quickly flip the pan over onto the plate using both hands. The crust should now be facing up on the plate. Return your pan to the stove and carefully slide the onokomiyaki back into skillet. Allow to cook for another 3-4 minutes.
Place your skillet in the oven to finish cooking and set a timer for 7 minutes.
Remove your skillet from the oven, drizzle with sauces and toppings, and serve directly from skillet!
Repeat steps 4-7 with remaining batter.
If you’ve added pork belly to your kit, heat another small pan over medium-high heat while okonomiyaki is in the oven. Add a small amount of oil, and place pork slices in pan. Let sear until golden brown on both sides and fat has softened. Remove from heat until ready to eat.