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recipe korean potato pancake

Korean Potato Pancake

  • Author: Funky Asian Kitchen
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 22 minutes
  • Yield: serves 2
  • Category: snacks
  • Cuisine: korean

Ingredients

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Dipping Sauce:

  • ½ teaspoon mild curry powder
  • 3 Tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • ⅛ teaspoon garlic powder
  • A couple dashes of salt and pepper to taste

For the potato pancake:

  • 1 large russet potato (about 10 ounces)
  • ¼ medium yellow onion
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon cornstarch
  • ¼ cup neutral oil

Instructions

  1. Make the dipping sauce: combine the curry powder, mayonnaise, honey, and garlic powder. Stir with a fork until smooth. Taste and adjust with a little salt and pepper as needed. Set aside.
  2. Peel the potato and grate it over a bowl. (Use a coarse grater or the largest hole on a box grater. Do not use an asian grater as it will turn the potato into a wet mush)
  3. Next grate the onion, adding it to the potato. Add the salt, ground pepper, and potato starch. Use a fork and mix to combine.
  4. Heat a heavy 10 inch skillet over medium heat for several minutes (be patient and get it good and hot). Add half of the oil to the skillet and swirl to coat the pan.
  5. Scrape the potato mixture into the pan, using the fork to spread the mixture evenly into the pan.
  6. Cook the potato pancake for 3 minutes and then use a thin, stiff spatula to loosen the edges of the pancake. Flip the pancake and pour the remaining oil around the perimeter of the pancake. Cook for another 3 minutes.
  7. Cover the pan with a tight lid and cook for an additional 2 minutes. Take off the lid.
  8. Flip the pancake again and cook for another 2 minutes. And flip one last time to crisp the other side for another minute.
  9. Either plate the pancake for communal sharing or ransfer to a cutting board and cut the pancake like a pizza into 8 slices before serving.
  10. Serve Korean Potato Pancake immediately with the dipping sauce on the side.

Keywords: korean, savory pancake, potato pancake, crispy, gamjajeon, gamja-jeon