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Crispy Pancakes with Kimchi Filling
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These pancakes are super-fast to prepare and memorably flavored, thanks to their kimchi filling.
4 pancakes
4 pancakes
  • 1 cup kimchi, chopped
  • 3 Tbsp ground pork, cooked and drained (optional)
  • 2 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup rice flour
  • 3 whole scallions, finely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp ginger, skinned and finely minced (optional)
  • 1 large egg, light beaten
  • 1/4-1/2 cup cold water
  • 1 Tbsp peanut oil
  • 1 pinch sea salt, to taste
  • 1/2 cup cilantro leaves
Servings: pancakes
  1. Combine kimchi, flours, scallions, ginger, egg, and water, added a little at a time, in a bowl; the mixture should be thick but not soupy. If you're using cooked, drained ground pork, add that too. Set aside while you heat up the skillet.
  2. Heat heavy skillet on medium-high; add just enough peanut oil to coat bottom of pan. When oil shimmers, add small mounds of pancake mixture to pan and flatten each one out—pancakes should be small and thin enough that they'll cook all the way through in less than 2 minutes.
  3. If pancakes stops sizzling, drizzle a tiny bit of oil into the pan. Fry pancakes until their edges and bottom turn golden and crispy, then gently turn over and fry on other side. Drain on paper towels. (Subsequent batches will brown more thoroughly.)
  4. Before serving, sprinkle with salt to taste and sprinkle with cilantro leaves. Serve with soy sauce on the side.
Recipe Notes

*If you want these pancakes to be a hearty main-course fare, you could add a small amount of ground pork to the pancake batter.

**If you're using store-bought kimchi, it may not have enough ginger for your taste. If it doesn't, add fresh ginger.

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