Korean Pancake (Pajeon)

    1 hour 10 min

    Pajeon is a traditional Korean pancake which is served as a starter. It is a savoury pancake which one eats with a soy sauce and rice vinegar dipping sauce.


    Basel, Switzerland
    2 people made this

    Serves: 6 

    • Dipping sauce
    • 3 tablespoon soy sauce
    • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar (I used the Japanese one which is used for sushi)
    • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
    • 1 tablespoon chopped spring onion (optional)
    • Korean chilli sauce to taste(Optional)
    • Batter
    • 300g Korean pancake mix
    • 400ml cold water
    • 2 eggs
    • 1/2 tsp salt
    • white pepper to taste
    • 1 clove freshly minced garlic (I think the garlic makes a difference especially for an all vegetable pancake)
    • Fillings
    • 50g Chinese chives, cut into 5cm pieces and only use the green parts
    • 1 carrot, grated
    • 1 courgette, grated

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:1hr10min 

    1. Prepare the dipping sauce by mixing together the soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil and spring onion and chilli sauce if using. Set aside.
    2. Prepare the batter in a large mixing bowl by whisking together the pancake mix, water, eggs, salt, white pepper and garlic until everything is dissolved. The mixture should have a thick consistency.
    3. Heat a non-stick frying pan over medium high heat, add 2 tablespoons of cooking oil to the pan.
    4. Instead of mixing all fillings into the batter, use a separate medium sized bowl, pour 2 spoonfuls of batter into the bowl and then add handful of carrots, courgette and chives into the batter and mix well. Pour the mixture into the pan, shake gently to get the pancake flattened out evenly on the pan. Cook for about 3-4 minutes and then flip to the other side and cook for another 3-4 minutes. The cooked pancakes should be a bit crispy on the outside.
    5. Turn the pancake out onto a big plate and cut into pieces with a pizza cutter. Serve immediately with the dipping sauce. You can prepare one spicy and one non-spicy dipping sauce for kids.

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