Potato pancakes (GmaJaJeon, 감자전) are an amazingly simple but delicious snack to eat. We only need 4-5 ingredients for this recipe. This dish has been requested many times. Interestingly, people who requested it saw this dish on the Korean TV program “Family Outing.” In that program, Lee Hyori cooked this one-day, and many people wanted to learn how to make those potato pancakes. So, I watched that program and made this recipe.
Yield: 8 Pancakes
Short Korean Lesson
- SinBahl (신발) = Shoes
- YangMahl (양말) = Socks
- 2 Medium Potatoes (12 oz)
- ¼ tsp Salt
- Some Green Onion, Red Hot Pepper (to Garnish)
- Some Oil for Frying
Prepare 2 medium sized potatoes. They should be about 12 oz total.
Peel the potatoes and chop them into 1-inch cubes. To prevent the potatoes from turning brown, soak them in water.
Grind the potatoes until they become a very fine paste. You can use either a mixer or a hand grinder.
Drain the potato mixture to separate the liquid from the potato. Cover the ground potato with plastic wrap.
Set aside the potato water for about 15 minutes.
For the optional garnishing and flavoring, chop some green onions, along with some red and green hot peppers.
About 15 minutes later, the potato starch will be at the bottom of the bowl, and the liquid will be on top. Remove the liquid and save only the potato starch.
Add the potato starch to the potato paste.
Add ¼ tsp of salt and mix well.
In a generously oiled and heated pan, add about a spoonful of potato mixture and make it round.
Place some green onions or peppers on the pancakes.
Fry them until both sides of the pancakes become golden brown.
Garnish the pancakes with green onions and red peppers. Enjoy! 😀