Hi everyone. Today, I will introduce another delicious recipe with 2 matching ingredients – tofu and kimchi. In Korean cuisine, there are several dishes that use both ingredients such as tofu kimchi, tofu kimchi stew, and so on. It shows that tofu and kimchi are a great combination of flavors. So I decided to make jeon with those 2 ingredients. Spicy kimchi and the nutty flavor of tofu, along with other vegetable ingredients, makes for a very tasty jeon. I love this jeon with a crispy outside and soft inside. Try it someday.
Yield: 30 Pieces
Short Korean Lesson
- NaNutSem (나눗셈) = Division
- GobSem (곱셈) = Multiplication
- 2 Cups Tofu
- 1 Cup Well Fermented Kimchi
- ½ Cup Onion
- ¼ Cup Green Onion
- ¼ Cup Flour
- 2 Eggs
- 2 Tbsp Red Hot Pepper
- 1 Tbsp Garlic, Finely Chopped
- 1 Pinch Salt (Optional)
- Some Cooking Oil for Frying
Obtain 1 pack of tofu. Break the tofu with your fingers to make crumb-sized pieces. You will get about 2 cups of it.
Obtain 1 cup of well fermented kimchi. Cut the kimchi into little pieces.
Cut ½ cup worth of an onion, ¼ cup worth of green onions, and 2 Tbsp worth of hot pepper into little pieces.
Combine the tofu, kimchi, vegetable ingredients, ¼ cup flour, 1 Tbsp finely chopped garlic, 2 eggs, and 1 pinch of salt into a mixing bowl. Depending on the saltiness of your kimchi, you can skip the salt or adjust the amount of the salt to your tastes.
Mix everything well.
Put a spoonful of tofu mixture on a heated pan with generous amount of cooking oil. Form it into a nice round shape with your spoon. Repeat this process for rest of the tofu mixture.
Fry one side for about 5 minutes, or until it becomes golden brown. Flip the jeon and fry another side for about 5 minutes, or until it becomes golden brown. Since the tofu mixture is very soft, it is important not to flip the jeon often.
You do not need dipping sauce for it. You can eat this as a snack or side-dish. This also can be a great idea for your lunch box menu. Enjoy!