In Korean cuisine, there are many different kinds of jeon (전). Jeon is basically slightly salted food (meat, seafood, fish, mushrooms, vegetables, etc.) that is covered with flour and eggs, or dip in batter and fried. Today, I’m going to show you a variety using fish. You can use any white-fleshed fish such as haddock, pollack, and so on. My favorite for this recipe is haddock, because it has less of a fishy taste. Since it is not deep fried, it will be healthier, and you will not lose the flavor with excessive grease. 😉 Koreans usually eat this as a side dish. It is best to eat this right after you cook it.
Yield: 3 Servings
Short Korean Lesson
- SaengSeon (생선) = Fish
- SaeWoo (새우) = Shrimp
- 12 oz. Haddock
- ⅓ Cup Flour
- 2 Eggs
- Some Salt
- Some Oil for Frying
Slice the haddock into ¼ inch or thinner pieces. If the haddock is a little frozen, it is easier to cut.
Sprinkle some salt on each side of the sliced haddock evenly. If sized as in the picture, about 1 pinch of salt for each side will be enough. Set it aside for about 5 minutes.
Mix 2 eggs and 2 pinches of salt together.
Cover the salted haddock with flour.
Cover the floured haddock with the egg mixture. You can also add some finely chopped green onions into the egg mixture if you would like.
Add some oil (about 1 Tbsp) and place the battered haddock pieces in the pan.
Fry them until the fish is completely cooked and becomes golden brown.
Do you like fish? Then, try this Korean fish dish someday. Thank you! 😀
wow i like!!!!!!!!! I like fish!! especially fried one like this! I am sure its crunchy!! XD wow! Will cook this soon!! thank unni!!
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haha.. you like fish..then you will like this !!! only one thing.. it’s not crunchy though.. =P thanks !!!
yum yum yum! i was just thinking of making this the other day! now i have a recipe ^__^
thank you for posting so often, i know it cant be easy 🙂
You are very welcome ~~
haha..we are connected then.. 😉
I hope you enjoy this recipe. By the way, do you like “boys over flower” ??? hehe..I love to watch it. thanks !!
i make this all the time…it’s alot healthier than a fish fillet at mcdonald’s 🙂
i LOVE the plate u r using Aeri! you must have a large collection. 😉 hehe
Oh~~~ you know many Korean food. 😉 hehe..Yes, that’s the one I got recent, I also like it. you know ?? I have pieces not a set.. haha..so If I get some guests, oops..all my dishes will be different types..hehe Thanks !!
i cannot find haddock anywhere. i’ve looked EVERYWHERE
Huk~~ why not~~` 😥
I bought this haddock brand at wal-mart. It was in the freezer section with other frozen fishes and seafood. Did you try to find it at wal-mart?
lol.. i do! ^_^’
“boys over flowers” is such a fun drama. i can’t wait to see what happens next~~
can you guess who my favorite character is? haha
lol… Guess who your favorite character is ?? TOO DIFFICULT… especially if I see your picture here… TOO DIFFICULT.. hehe.. My guessing is…SO, EE-JUNG.. (Kim bum..) =P If I got right answer, I will get any prize ?? 😉 hehe joke ~~~
A friend ordered too much haddock from our local German fishmonger so I offered to buy the extra 500 grams. My wife and I used your recipe and it made her day. She is also Korean and can be very fussy about freshness and proper preparation. Thanks!!
Nice to meet you !!
Wow, your wife is also a Korean. cool~~
I’m very happy that your wife liked your cooking. You are very sweet husband. hehe.. thanks !! hope to see you more often here..
Cassandra Goduti says
I made a variation on this recipe – mostly because I couldn’t find haddock in the supermarket. These fish are absolutely to die for. I put it in my blog which is publishing tomorrow morning.