Korean Green Onion Pancakes [Pajeon]



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


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2 [recipe doubles and triples easily]
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  • 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!

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