Korean Pancake/ Pa Jun Recipe
Pa Jun (Korean Pancake)
Korean Pancake (Pa Jun) Recipe
This is the most basic recipe using green onions (scallions) but you can add julienned carrots, mushrooms, and bell peppers for extra flavor, color and nutrition. See note* below for seafood pa jun as pictured).
- 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup rice flour **
- 1 cup very cold water
- 5 scallions, root ends trimmed, cut into 2-inch diagonal pieces
- 1 teaspoon salt
- dash black pepper
- vegetable oil for panfrying
Prepare the ingredients:
Mix together flour(s), salt, and cold water, adding just enough cold water, a little at a time, mixing until the mixture has a thin pancake batter consistency.
Add the scallions and black pepper and mix gently.
Using a large skillet, add enough vegetable oil to thinly cover pan surface. Heat to medium heat.
Add 1/2 the batter to pan in a large flat circle (about 1/4 inch thick). Fry on both sides 3-4 minutes until golden brown.
Lower heat if necessary to prevent burning adding more oil if needed.
Remove to large dish or cutting board.
Pour remaining batter and repeat.
Cut each pancake into 4-8 pieces. (Traditionally, this is put on a dish whole, as shown in the picture ((below)), and using chopsticks, everyone takes a small portion - just a mouthful each time and dips it in a sauce that is also served).
Serve hot, dipping into soy sauce. Or make your own traditional Korean dipping sauce:
Traditional Korean Dipping Sauce
2 tablespoons soy sauce,
1/4 teaspoon sesame oil,
1/2 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds,
1 teaspoon thinly sliced scallions, - if you like it spicier as I do - add 1/2 teaspoon dried red hot chili flakes or a couple dashes of hot sauce.
*Note - for a Seafood Pancake as pictured above, add to the batter 1/2 cup small raw oysters and 1/2 cup raw squid, cleaned and sliced.
** if rice flour isn't handy use 1 cup of all-purpose flour instead of 3/4.Makes 2 pancakes
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