Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Kimchi Pancake (Kimchi Jeon)


It's Kimchi Day 55 or 56, depending on how you count it, and we finally got around to making some kimchi pancakes on Sunday... the delay being fairly surprising given how much Anna adores all those Asian pancake variations. Indeed, it was so easy and tasty, I wish we had tried it earlier.

We followed this amazingly simple recipe from Closet Cooking, omitting the zucchini and the green onion since we had neither... though in the latter case, it was in the kimchi itself already.


There's really nothing to it, to be honest. The batter gave us enough for for 1.5-2 pancakes in a 12" skillet, since I was looking for something more on the order of scallion pancake in terms of thickness compared to Kevin's version.

We were very pleased with it. A nice appetizer, or light snack, that you can whip up in minutes if you've got some kimchi sitting in the fridge (obviously slightly more involved if you do not).