Buchu Jeon is a popular Korean snack. Sometimes Koreans like to eat jeon (pancakes) on rainy days because it is a simple and quick snack to make without going out in the rain. Many Koreans believe that garlic chives helps fight colds and it makes the stomach strong. If you can’t find jeon flour (Korean pancake mix), then you can use normal flour with the addition of one egg.
Yield: 1 Dozen Pancakes
Short Korean Lesson
- BuChu (부추) = Garlic Chive
- Jeon (전) = Name for Korean Style Pancake
- 8 oz Garlic Chives
- 1 Onion
- 1 Hot Pepper
- 3 Cups Korean Pancake (Jeon) Flour
- 3 Cups Water
- 1 tsp Salt
Dipping Sauce Ingredients
Prepare about 8 oz of garlic chives by removing any bad parts from both ends, and rinsing them in water.
Chop the garlic chives into 2 inch pieces.
Slice 1 onion and 1 hot pepper thinly.
In a mixing bowl, combine 3 cups of flour, 3 cups of water, and 1 tsp of salt.
Mix it. The consistency will be a little more runny than American style pancake mix.
Add the vegetables into the batter and mix again.
In a generously oiled and heated pan, pour a scope of pancake batter.
Spreading it out thinly and evenly is a key to making delicious pancakes.
When the surface of the pancake is half dried, flip it over.
Fry it on medium-high until both sides of the pancake become golden brown.
To make the dipping sauce, combine 1½ Tbsp of soy sauce and ½ tsp of vinegar. Depending on your taste, you can add some red pepper powder, sesame seeds, chopped green onion, or chopped hot peppers.
Try these delicious garlic chive pancakes someday.