Tofu is a very common ingredient in Korean cuisine, and tofu jeon is a delicious way to eat it. Tofu and garlic go together well. Like my other recipes, it is a very simple and tasty dish to try. Recently, I have been posting many meat dishes, so I am very glad to post this vegetarian friendly recipe for you today. 😉
Yield: 20 Tofu Jeon
Short Korean Lesson
- Gam (감) = Persimmon
- Gang (강) = River
- 1 Pack Firm Tofu (18 oz)
- ¼ Cup Flour
- 2 Eggs
- 3 Tbsp Minced Garlic
- 2 Tbsp Green Onion
- ½ Tbsp Red Hot Pepper
- ¾ tsp Salt
Rinse one pack of firm tofu in cold water once. Dry the tofu with a paper towel and then mash it with your hands or a fork. You will get about 1½ cups.
Mince 3 Tbsp worth of garlic, finely chop 2 Tbsp worth of green onion, and ½ Tbsp worth of red hot pepper.
Add 2 eggs, ¼ cup of flour, the chopped vegetables, and ¾ tsp of salt to the tofu. Mix everything together.
Put one spoonful of tofu mixture in a generously heated and oiled pan. Form it into a circle with your spoon.
Fry the tofu mixture on medium-high until both sides become golden brown. Do not flip them too often; flip when one side is done.
Reducing the salt, hot pepper, and garlic can turn this into a good snack or side dish for kids. In few minutes, you can prepare great food. It is delicious. Try it someday. 😉