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korean green onion pancakes [pajeon]

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New York City, NY

I travel to Seoul often and this is one of my favorite dishes!

(1 rating)
yield 2 [recipe doubles and triples easily]
prep time 10 Min
cook time 10 Min

Ingredients For korean green onion pancakes [pajeon]

  • 14 to 20 stick
    green onion [scallion] stalks
  • 1/2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1/2 c
  • 1 Tbsp
    miso paste [fermented soybean paste]
  • 3/4 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    sea salt
  • vegetable oil [for frying]
  • 2 Tbsp
    soy sauce, dark
  • 1 Tbsp
    rice wine vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1 Tbsp
    finely chopped shallot
  • 1 Tbsp
    finely chopped baby chives
  • 1 tsp
    toasted sesame seeds

How To Make korean green onion pancakes [pajeon]

  • 1
    Cut the green section of the scallions into 5" to 6" sections. [Pancakes look more lovely when the stalks are somewhat uniform].
  • 2
    Prepare the batter by combining the flour, water, miso paste, sugar and salt and whisking until smooth.
  • 3
    Heat vegetable oil in a skillet. Place onion on hot oil in a square that looks like a "picket fence".
  • 4
    Pour batter evenly over onions. Fry for a few minutes until bottom of pancake is golden brown. Using a large spatula, carefully flip pancake and repeat process.
  • 5
    Serve hot [with Pajeon Sauce]!
  • 6
    For Pajeon Sauce, simply combine soy sauce, vinegar, honey, shallots, baby chives and sesame seeds. Enjoy!