Ebelskiver Pan seems like another single purpose kitchen utensil that will soon go into the dusty corner after only once or twice uses. But actually, it can serve you various dishes that some might be new cooking menu for you. Look outside your local culture and there are tons of exotic recipes from other parts of the world you can create using this appliance.

There are various delicious recipes from other countries to make the most out of Ebleskiver pan uses, from the basic Danish Aebelskivers, Dutch Poffertjes, Indonesian Pinch Cake, Thai Khanom Khrock, Indian Paddu, to the famous Japanese Takoyaki. In this recipe however, you will read about how to create the savory, round puffed street food from Japan that is Takoyaki.


  • 1 large egg
  • 100g or 1 cup flour
  • 50g octopus, cooked and chopped
  • 25g or ¼ cup scallions, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp. red pickled ginger
  • 25g or ¼ tenkasu
  • Mayonnaise
  • Takoyaki sauce
  • Salted seaweed (optional)
  • Bonito flakes (optional)




Cooking Instructions:

  1. In a medium-sized bowl or container, mix egg, water, and dashi stock by beating and whisking them until the mix creates foamy texture.
  2. In a larger bowl, pour water and flour inside, mix them well until all the flour is mixed in completely. Pour more water if it’s too thick then blend together.
  3. Heat Ebelskiver Pan in medium heat, gloss oil over the pan’s holes.
  4. Pour the batter until the holes is half full. Put the chopped octopus, scallions, tenkasu, and red pickled ginger. Pour the rest of the batter so the pan’s holes are full and overflowing.
  5. Wait for 1-2 minutes then flip the takoyaki batter.
  6. Cook for another minute until all side of takoyakis turn into golden brown color.
  7. Lift the takoyaki and set on plate. Pour the sauce and mayonnaise on top of the takoyakis fairly. Sprinkle the bonito flakes and salted seaweed if you used them.

Instead of octopus, you can use shrimp, bacon, or sausages, even sweet ingredient like nutella. For the optional topping ingredients, if you cannot find takoyaki sauce, it’s possible to replace it with the mix of honey and yakisoba sauce. This recipe takes about 20 minutes to make and 10 minutes of prep up. One batch of recipe can provide you up to 20 servings.

This takoyaki recipe is perfect for main or side dish. Judging by how easy this using Ebelskiver Pan recipe to create, you don’t need to a chef to create a delicious and enjoyable takoyaki.


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