This Okonomiyaki inspired recipe is from Cut Out + Keep founder Cat Morley. Sweet potato pancakes topped with pan fried scallops and Dulse seaweed. It would make a delicious and unusual starter with a small, fresh green salad.
Okonomiyaki is a Japanese pancake made of batter mixed with shredded cabbage and a variety of ingredients. The name is derived from the word okonomi, meaning "what you like" or "what you want", and yaki meaning "grilled" or "cooked". So from it's very concept it is easily adaptable to suit your own taste preferences.
1 sweet potato
1 red onion
1/4 red cabbage
olive oil for frying
Dulse seaweed to taste
- Grate the sweet potato and squeeze out the liquid, leaving to dry out on a piece of paper towel. Chop the red onion and shred the cabbage. Whisk together the flour and eggs until smooth.
- Stir the sweet potato, red cabbage and red onion into the batter. Shape into fat pancakes.
- Fry each pancake with a little olive oil for about 5 mins on either side until golden.
- Fry the scallops with a lump of butter and some lemon juice and dulse.
- Serve the scallops on the patties with a sprinkle of pepper and dulse.