Hi everyone! What a treat I have for you! Spicy garlic chive pancakes is what I am going to share with you today. It has special ingredients in it. Inside this magical patty of delight, there is something called Gochujang (hot pepper paste, 고추장) and Dwenjang (soybean paste, 된장). If you are tired of the same old plain jeon, you definitely have to try this. Even a tiny morsel will blow your mind.
Yield: 2 Dozens
Short Korean Lesson
- NongSa (농사) = Farming
- NongBu (농부) = Farmer
⏰ The video for this recipe will be started at 2:22.
- 1 Cup Garlic Chives (3 oz)
- ¼ Cup Onion
- ½ Tbsp Red Hot Pepper
- 14 Tbsp Water (=1 Cup Minus 2 Tbsp)
- ½ Cup Korean Frying Mix
- ½ Cup All-purpose Flour
- 1 Tbsp Hot Pepper Paste
- ½ Tbsp Soybean Paste
- ¼ Generous tsp Salt
Prepare 1 cup worth of garlic chives, ¼ cup onion, and ½ Tbsp of red hot pepper.
Finely chop all the vegetable ingredients.
To make a special batter, we need 1 Tbsp of hot pepper paste and ½ Tbsp soybean paste.
Slowly mix them with 14 Tbsp of water. Wait a minute, Aeri! Do we really need to measure 14 Tbsp? hehe Okay, you can measure 1 cup of water and then remove 2 Tbsp out of it. Mix it until the paste dissolves.
Add 11/2 cup of Korean frying mix, ½ cup of all purpose flour, and ¼ generous tsp of salt to the bowl.Mix it well.
The consistency will be like this.
You can taste a little bit of the batter and add more salt if you want. We will enjoy this as a side dish without any dipping sauce, so it is okay to make it a little salty.
Add the chopped veggies into the batter.
Then mix it one more time. Now, it is ready to fry.
Add a generous amount of cooking oil in a heated nonstick pan and put a spoonful of the batter in it. Spread it out to make a nice circle. Fry it for a total of 6-8 minutes on medium-high.
Every 2 minutes, you can flip the pancakes to make sure that they are not burnt, but becomes nicely crisp and golden brown.
You enjoyed this wonderous jeon of satisfaction, right? hehe If you go to a Korean grocery store, grab some of the fresh garlic chives to try this scrumptious jeon.
The name “JangTteok” came from the ingredients for this jeon. The “jang” comes from the soy sauce family of ingredients such as hot pepper paste, soybean paste, or soy sauce. The “tteok” comes from rice cakes, which the jeon becomes similar to, after it is fried. Depending on the main ingredients, you add the ingredient name in front of “JangTteok”. So, today it was garlic chives, which is called BuChu JangTteok for this recipe.