August 2, 2016

Japanese-Style Omelette Burger

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Japanese Hamburger Omelette 

I've read about but not made nor eaten an American hamburger omelette. However, when the dish appears in a currently airing Japanese drama (dorama), A Girl and Three Sweethearts, I noticed that it is not served with bread but in a shallow pool of demi-glace. That's interesting.

Japanese Omelette Burger

Japanese-style hamburgers [and other Asian burgers] are a bit different because the meat is seasoned with a little onion and sake and softer like meatloaf with the addition of bread crumbs, milk, and egg. The Japanese burger steaks are usually served with a sauce made with a combination of ketchup and wooster sauce.

I made a few [Filipino- style] burgers and wrapped one in a 3-egg omelette but cheated on the demi-glace sauce. I used a little of my homemade beef broth, some ready made beef powder, red wine, and homemade ketchup for the demi-glace. Oishii!

Japanese-Style Omelette Burger
burgers (my version)
¼ cup panko bread crumbs
2 tablespoons milk
1 pound 80/20 ground beef
1 teaspoon onion powder
½ teaspoon garlic powder, optional
½ teaspoon fine sea salt
a dash of ground black pepper
1 teaspoon sake
¼ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon liquid smoke, optional 
1 egg

omelette for 1 serving
3 eggs, well beaten
dash of salt
½ teaspoon mirin, optional
1 teaspoon butter

sauce
1 cup ketchup or tonkatsu sauce
2 tablespoons water
¼ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • Burgers: Moisten bread crumbs with milk. Mix in all the ingredients. Form into 4 patties and cook well done in a dry cast iron skillet. Keep warm while making the omelette. 
  • Omelette: Melt butter over low-medium heat in a cast iron skillet. Stir salt and mirin into the eggs and mix well. Cook omelette until bottom is dry but top is still moist. Place a cooked hamburger in the middle of the omelette and fold on all sides towards the center. Flip omelette burger onto a plate or a small cast iron skillet. 
  • Sauce: Heat ketchup, water, and Worcestershire sauce; adjust thickness with more water or ketchup. (If you have the time, make a proper demi-glace.)
Japanese Hamburger Omelette
  • Omelette Burger:  Pour ¼ cup to ½ cup of sauce around the omelette. Serve while warm. 

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I attempted this today but it didn't turn out prettily :(

Anonymous said...

Alternative sauce? I'm watching the drama too and I'm always hungry lol

luqman hakim said...

what the name of the drama?

Anonymous said...

I watched the drama last week and I really want to try cooking this omelette hamburger.

Anonymous said...

I also watched the drama and directly searched for that omelette hamburger,it looks delicious, Im going to try to substitute the ketchup to another sauce
Thank you for the recipe

Desy Lola Rika said...

A girl and three sweethearts

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