Monday, April 28, 2014
Pajeon ( Green Onion Pancake )
Made this quick green onion pancake over the weekend. Its main ingredient is of course spring onions which in korea they call this pancake pajeon. A very simple recipe that i think you can just remember it offhand.
Instead of adding salt, a little korean soybean paste is used and as i do not have any korean soybean paste with me, i have used japanese miso. I read that the korean soybean paste has even a much stronger taste than the japanese miso. But we only need a little amount here so for me this miso is good enough. Anyway, the taste of miso is hardly detectable but brings some saltiness to the pancake and for me, it is just as good with or without the dipping sauce :)
The next time when i want to make this , i'm going to spread the green onions a little bit more in the pan and add a little more water to the pancake batter to get it cooked more thoroughly.
Recipe ( from maangchi.com )
makes 1 pancake
green/spring onions, about 8 stalks
1/2 cup of flour
1/2 cup of water
1 tsp of soybean paste ( i used miso )
pinch of sugar
Cut the spring onions into sections , about 4-5 inches long
Mix well the flour, water, soybean paste and sugar in a bowl
Pour generous amount of oil into the pan and put in the spring onions. Arrange them nicely next to each other( can refer to the link above )
Then pour in the batter in zigzag and fry till the bottom is golden brown. Flip over and continue frying till the other bottom is golden brown again. Remove from pan and serve immediately.
2 tsbp soy sauce ( i used kikkoman)
1 tbsp vinegar
pinch of sugar
chopped green onions
some sesame seeds
Mix them all together to make dipping sauce.
I am linking this post to Asian Food Fest : Korea hosted by Sharon of Feats of Feasts