A Korean twist to Shrove Tuesday: Kimchijeon

Will you be making pancakes on Shrove Tuesday?

Last year I made some more traditional ones, but this year I wanted to give it a Korean twist and made some Kimchijeon instead!

kimhi jeon.jpg

Jeon refers to pancake like dishes in the Korean kitchen. As far as I understood there are two versions, one where food is dragged through (seasoned flour) and fried and another where food is added to a batter and fried. Ingredients can be meat, fish, vegetables or a mix, and Jeon is often eaten as an appetizer, snack or side dish.

This was the first time that I made Kimchijeon, and I followed Maangchi’s recipe. It’s so easy to make and only needs a few ingredients: kimchi, onion, flour, salt, sugar, water and vegetable oil. The trick is to use a generous amount of oil, this will help it crisp up and to add the kimchi liquid, which will help to give it it’s nice red colour.

One other thing I did is, instead of chopping the kimchi on a chopping board, I cut it with scissors in the bowl. This helps keeping your chopping board kimchi stain free 🙂

Please see Maangchi’s instructions on how to make Kimchijeon, and below my photo’s:



10 thoughts on “A Korean twist to Shrove Tuesday: Kimchijeon

  1. this looks yummy. would it hold up ok when made in advance and eaten cold? you should bring it with you for lunch at work.

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