PAJEON – KOREAN SAVORY PANCAKES

Looking for an easy dinner idea? Make this Pajeon recipe: combine carrots and green onions with a simple batter and fry up some Korean Savory Pancakes with a delicious honey, garlic, soy sauce for dipping!

HERE’S THE RECIPE!

INGREDIENTS

FOR THE DIPPING SAUCE

  • 1/3 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)

FOR THE SAVORY PANCAKES

  • 8 scallions
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 9 ounces cold sparkling water
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 large garlic glove, peeled and grated
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Combine the sauce ingredients in a small saucepan set over medium heat. Allow the mixture to come to a boil, then give it a good stir and turn the heat down to medium-low. Simmer for 5 to 7 minutes, until slightly reduced and thickened.
  2. Slice the scallion into 1-inch pieces. Cut the carrots into very skinny matchsticks (or julienne).
  3. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, cornstarch, sugar, and salt. Make a well in the center and pour in the seltzer, egg, and grated garlic. Stir gently with a spatula until just combined (there will be lumps). Gently fold in half of the scallions and carrots.
  4. Heat two tablespoons of the vegetable oil in a 10″ cast iron skillet over medium heat. When the oil is hot and shimmering, pour in half of the batter and use the spatula to spread the batter out toward the edges of the pan. Scatter half of the remaining scallions and carrots over the top of the raw batter. Use the spatula to make sure they are partially submerged in the batter so they won’t fall off when you flip the pancake.
  5. Fry for 4 to 5 minutes, until the pancake is golden brown and the vegetables are lightly charred. Flip and cook another 4 to 5 minutes on the other side. Transfer to a paper-towel lined plate.
  6. Add the remaining tablespoon of oil to the pan and repeat the process with the second half of the batter and veggies. Slice the cooked pancakes into pieces and serve with the warm dipping sauce.

HOW TO MAKE PAJEON

Here is the quick and easy process to make these Korean scallion pancakes. 

Assemble the ingredients for the dipping sauce. Please note that ingredient amounts can be found in the recipe card ( Ingredients)

Next, gather the ingredients for the pancakes.

Combine the sauce ingredients in a small saucepan set over medium heat. Allow the mixture to come to a boil, then give it a good stir and turn the heat down to medium-low. Simmer for 5 to 7 minutes, until slightly reduced and thickened.

Slice the scallion into 1-inch pieces. Cut the carrots into very skinny matchsticks (or julienne).

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, cornstarch, sugar, and salt. Make a well in the center and pour in the seltzer, egg, and grated garlic. Stir gently with a spatula until just combined (there will be lumps). Gently fold in half of the scallions and carrots.

Heat two tablespoons of the vegetable oil in a 10″ cast iron skillet over medium heat. When the oil is hot and shimmering, pour in half of the batter and use the spatula to spread the batter out toward the edges of the pan.

Scatter half of the remaining scallions and carrots over the top of the raw batter. Use the spatula to make sure they are partially submerged in the batter so they won’t fall off when you flip the pancake.

Fry for 4 to 5 minutes, until the pancake is golden brown and the vegetables are lightly charred. Flip and cook another 4 to 5 minutes on the other side.

Transfer to a paper-towel lined plate.

Add the remaining tablespoon of oil to the pan and repeat the process with the second half of the batter and veggies. Slice the cooked pancakes into pieces.

Serve with the warm dipping sauce.

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