Korean Potato Pancake (Gamja Jeon: 감자전)

I was feeling hungry one afternoon and then I only had potatoes and carrots. So what I like to do is to check for some korean recipe online and attempt to make them.

For today’s ingredients, I found a simple recipe of Gamja Jeon (potato pancake). It only took 3 simple steps to make this dish that my afternoon snack was ready in a jiffy.

In a nutshell, the three steps are:

1) Grate
2) Mix
3) Fry

As the name states, it is supposedly just plain potatoes but since I like a little bit more taste to mine, I added carrots in.

Without a food processor, I had to manually grate the tuber vegetables by hand but no pain no gain. I was motivated to create this simple dish.

After the tubers were grated into the same bowl, I sieved them to remove the excess liquid away.
The liquid at the collecting bowl is then pour out slowly and at the bottom of the bowl will be the sediment.
This will be the starch which is to be added back to the grated vegetable and stir. Add a pinch of salt and pepper to taste. Now we are ready to fry them over the fire…
Stir fry them on both sides till they are golden brown. This takes about 4-5 minutes on both sides.
Ta dahhhhh, now I am ready to be served my freshly made Gamja Jeon with a twist ;)!
I didnt make any sauce for this case, which I usually have ready made dipping (soy sauce, sesame oil, sesame seeds, black vinegar and chilli flakes). Instead I have a bit of mustard to give it a tangy sensation to my pancake.
Tell me what korean recipe have you tried and if you favour other countries’ cuisine, share with me the recipes/pictures.
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Till we meet again!
This has been zsiti.
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