Oyster is popular and common in Korea. Since it is popular, there are many different ways to eat oyster. You can use it for soup, Korean pancakes (Jeon), deep-fried foods, steamed foods, or raw foods, etc. Among them, I will show you how to make oyster jeon, which is fried oyster with an egg and flour coating. For extra flavor, it will have some green onions and hot peppers too.
I love seafood and miss the many different kinds of fresh seafood in Korea. However, since I have moved to the USA, I am living far away from the ocean and cannot easily buy good seafood. Anyway, one day we were shopping a nice grocery store, Wegmans, and I found a container of oysters. My eyes were sparkling with joy when I saw it. I was hungry for oysters. lol … They are not fresh enough to eat raw; however, they were good enough to make this Korean dish. So here is a simple but tasty oyster recipe for you. 🙂
Yield: 15 Pieces
Short Korean Lesson
- Ggul (꿀) = Honey (Food)
- Gul (굴) = Oyster
- 6 oz Oyster (¾ Cup, 8 fl oz)
- ¼ Cup All Purpose Flour
- 1 Large Egg
- 2 Tbsp Green Onion
- ½ Tbsp Red Hot Pepper
- 4 Pinches Salt
Wash ¾ cup of oysters in cold water and then drain.
Sprinkle two pinches of salt on the oysters and mix gently. Set it aside while you are preparing the other ingredients.
Mince 2 Tbsp worth of green onion and ½ Tbsp worth of red hot pepper.
Combine one large egg, the chopped vegetables, and 2 pinches of salt in a small mixing bowl.
Coat the salted oysters with ¼ cup of flour.
Dip the floured oysters into the egg mixture.
Fry the oyster in a heated and generously oiled pan on medium-high.
When both sides of the jeon become golden brown, it is done.
You can eat this plain as a side dish for your meal, or you can serve it with soy dipping sauce. Enjoy!