Making Pajeon

On weekdays, I don’t do much cooking. I’m gone from about 10 am until 8 pm or later, so there’s not much time. And I haven’t been motivated to cook dinner either first thing in the am or later at night.

So today, Sunday, I wanted to cook! I had lots of veggies and bought the mix for  Korean veggie pancakes. I know them as ‘pajeon’. But I noticed the mix said ‘bujeon’. I found out that ‘jeon’ means pancake. ‘pa’ means green onions. ‘bu’ means leeks. There are also yachejeon, ‘yache’ means veggies.

Anyhow, you can find the recipe online. Search for Korean vegetable pancakes. Or you an buy the mix. Then just add whatever veggies you want! Usually it has either green onions, leeks or garlic chives. That’s enough! Or you can choose to add veggies like zucchini, shredded carrots and red pepper, for a nice colorful mix. I added what I had: green onions, spinach, and zucchini.

For dipping sauce, use soy sauce with some slices of the green onion. (I was lucky that the former teacher left soy sauce in the apartment!) Add sesame seeds if you like …but I didn’t because I don’t have any yet!

Here in Korea, most apartments don’t have an oven for baking. So, the other great thing about this recipe is that it works on a stovetop!

Try it. I think you’ll love it!

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