Hi everyone! Can you see my excited face? I’m back again with a super delicious recipe with shiitake mushrooms and beef. Shiitake mushrooms are called a natural seasoning because they have very good natural flavoring. Dried shiitake mushrooms are often used to make broth in Korean cuisine. Shiitake mushrooms are a great match with beef for both flavor and texture. Therefore, this jeon makes a very flavorful dish with good nutrition. The tender meat inside of the chewy mushroom is awesome together. Try it someday.
Yield: 10 Pieces
Short Korean Lesson
- AnGae (안개) = Fog
- DeungDae (등대) = Lighthouse
- 10 Fresh Shiitake Mushrooms
- 1 Egg (1 Pinch Salt)
- 3 Tbsp Flour
- Some Cooking Oil for Frying
- ⅔ Cup Ground Beef
- ½ Tbsp Soy Sauce
- 1 Generous tsp Sugar
- 1 Tbps Green Onion, Finely Chopped
- 1 tsp Garlic, Minced
- ¼ tsp Sesame Oil
- ⅛ tsp Black Pepper
Obtain ⅔ cup of ground beef.
Add all the ingredients for the beef into a small mixing bowl.
Mix everything together and marinate for at least 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, obtain about 10 medium sized fresh shiitake mushrooms. Remove the stem to make the inside surface of the mushroom flat. It is easier to do this process with scissors.
Cover the surface of the mushrooms with the flour.
Fill the pocket of the mushroom with some of the marinated beef. Press down on the beef gently to help it stick to the mushroom.
Sprinkle some flour on top of the beef to cover the surface. If you use a strainer, it can be covered easily and evenly.
Break 1 egg and whisk it with 1 pinch of salt.
Dip the flour covered mushroom into the egg mixture. Cover it well with the egg.
In a heated nonstick pan, with a generous amount of oil, place the egg dipped mushroom. Face the beef part down, so that the beef will get cooked. Fry the beef surface for about 5 minutes on medium.
Then, flip the mushroom onto the other side and fry for another 5 minutes. Press down on the mushroom gently with a spatula to help the beef cook well.
Without any other dipping sauce, this mushroom jeon itself tastes very savory and delicious. This is another great recipe for Korean traditional holidays like Lunar New Year. Enjoy! 🙂