Kimchi Jang-Tteok (Savoury Gochujang Pancake)

 Jang Tteok is Korean savoury pancake seasoned with Jang like Ganjang (soy sauce), Doenjang (fermented soybean paste), Gochujang (fermented chili paste). This version is seasoned with Gochujang, which can be called 'Gochujang Tteok'. 

Jang Tteok is a perfect dish for appetizers, side dish or finger food. It has a crispy outer layer and a soft, fluffy inside.  Gochujang adds a little kick to it. Try this savoury comfort food and see for yourself! 

Serving: makes 25 mini pancakes  Prep time & Cook time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

Cooking oil (Sunflower seed/grapeseed/rice bran/avocado, etc.) to fry

 

1 Cup           Finely chopped or shredded potato

1 Cup           Chopped Chinese chives or green onion (about 1 cm length)

1/2 Cup        Chopped well fermented sour Kimchi

1/2 Cup        Corn kernels

1/4 Cup        Shredded carrot 

1/4 Cup        Finely chopped onion 

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Batter 

1 Cup           All purpose flour

2 Tbsp         Corn starch

1/4 Cup        Kimchi juice

3/4 Cup       Cold water

1.5 Tbsp     Gochujang  (or All-Purpose Gochujang Sauce)

1/2 Tbsp      Toasted sesame oil

1/4 tsp         Salt

1/4 tsp         Black pepper

1 Tbsp         Toasted sesame seeds (Optional)

1 Tbsp          Hemp seeds (Optional)

                                                         

Instructions

  1. Prepare listed vegetables and set aside.
  2. In a medium mix bowl, add water and Kimchi juice and season it with Gochujang, sesame oil and salt. 
  3. Add sifted flour and corn starch, then mix it with a whisk gently (Do not over stir for crispiness)
  4. Put prepared vegetables, sesame seeds and hemp seeds if you are using then mix thoroughly. 
  5. Heat a frying pan, and add 1 or 2 Tbsp of cooking oil. Once it's heated, scoop out the mixture and fry both side until it's crispy. 

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