Korean Crisp Vegetable Pancake (Pa Jun)

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Total Time
10 mins
20 mins

Another great and simple recipe from Mark Bittman of the New York Times.

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  1. In a medium bowl, mix flour, eggs and oil with 11/2 cups water until a smooth batter is formed. Stir scallion greens, chives, carrots, squash and shrimp, if using, into batter.
  2. Place an 8- inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, then coat bottom with oil. Ladle in about a quarter of the batter and spread it out evenly into a circle; if first pancake is too thick to spread easily, add a little water to batter for remaining pancakes. Turn heat to medium and cook until bottom is browned, about 3 minutes, then flip and cook for another 2 minutes. Repeat with remaining batter.
  3. As pancakes finish, remove them, and, if necessary, drain on paper towels. In a small bowl, mix together the vinegar, soy sauce and sugar. Cut pancakes into small triangles and serve with dipping sauce.
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5 5

Delicious! I omitted the squash and added some canned minced clams. I spent two years in Korea and I am use to a scallion and seafood--shrimp, squid, or clam addition to my Korean pancake. The carrots were okay but I will probably omit them next time. I added the clams only after the pancake bottom was set so the clams were not chewy. Also don't forget to add chives on top of the dipping sauce. A definite keeper!