If you've never tried tamago yaki or tamago nigiri (egg Japanese style)... I recommend you get yourself to a good Japanese restaurant now! They taste too good for something so simple which is why I tried to make it. This was my second attempt at making tamago... So I decided to share it with you, in the case that someone else may be able to give me some tips!
Ingredients: three eggs, one tablespoon sugar, one tablespoon mirin (don't know what this is? - it's a condiment used in Japanese cuisine, you can find it at your local supermarket in the asian section), one teaspoon light soy sauce according to the tamago-yaki recipe found here
One happy and two not so happy eggs...
Don't worry little guy... I'm not going to eat you HA!
I used the jug from my orange juice squeezer. In the recipe above they seem to use beakers for everything...
One tablespoon of sugar... or a bit less really.
I discovered that my mirin is almost two years past it's best before date. Oh well, no harm done.
You can use chopsticks to stir it all together... as you don't want to incorporate any air into the eggs, but you want the yolk and the white to mix completely.
As you can see that was not the case with mine...
Yeah... so you don't actually want this. You're supposed to fold the egg over, but mine got stuck to the pan AND also you don't want any brown bits, it's supposed to uniformly cook to be light yellow in colour. Oh well, I'm not going to complain, my eggy mess still tasted good!
You can fold it into cling wrap and mold it with a sushi mat. Then let it cool and slice it.
What it's supposed to look like...
See how it's all the same colour and nicely folded... that's what you want.
Anyone else had better luck with making this than me? Or do you like making and/or eating Japanese food?