|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 8g||11%|
|Saturated Fat 1g||6%|
|Total Carbohydrate 50g||18%|
|Dietary Fiber 2g||9%|
|Total Sugars 1g|
|Vitamin C 4mg||21%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
A Korean scallion pancake is called pa jun (or pajeon). A favorite at restaurants, this recipe will show you how easy it is to make at home. Pa jun is made with a batter of flour, eggs, salt, and water. It works as a hearty snack, appetizer, or a side dish for a Korean meal.
As with many recipes and dishes, you can tweak it to your taste—many people have their own delicious versions of pa jun. It's frankly difficult to make a bad batch of scallion pancakes. They work well with many different vegetables and even with different ratios of batter to scallions. In other words, you can modify this recipe to include more batter and fewer scallions, or vice versa. It's very forgiving.
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"These Korean Pancakes with Scallions were so easy to make. I served them with dinner, and it was as if there was nothing else on the table. All everyone wanted to eat were the scallion pancakes! Be sure to serve this with a dipping sauce." —Diana Andrews
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 large eggs, beaten
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 bunch scallions, green and white parts; halved lengthwise and cut into 2- to 3-inch lengths
1 1/2 cups water
1 1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil, for frying
Soy sauce, or spicy dipping sauce, for serving
Steps to Make It
Gather the ingredients.
In a medium bowl, mix the flour, eggs, salt, scallions, and water, and let sit for about 10 minutes. Check the consistency before cooking. The batter should be a little bit runnier than American pancake batter, which allows the pa jun to cook quickly and evenly. Add more water if needed.
Heat a medium nonstick skillet over medium heat and coat it with the oil.
Pour batter to just coat the bottom of the skillet.
Cook for 3 to 4 minutes until set and golden brown on the bottom.
Flip the pancake over with the help of a spatula.
Finish by cooking 2 to 3 more minutes.
Serve with soy sauce or a spicy dipping sauce. Enjoy.
- You'll get the best results with this recipe if you look specifically for so-called "Asian chives." These are thicker than regular chives but thinner than typical green onions.
- You can also make pa jun using ready-made Korean pancake batter (buchimgae), which is often found at Asian grocery stores. You just add 3/4 cup water to every 1 cup of dry mix and any vegetables you wish.
- Add thinly sliced red chile peppers and white onions to the pa jun.
- Carrots, kimchi, mushrooms, and zucchini are also popular additions to Korean scallion pancakes.
How to Store and Freeze
- Store leftover pancakes in the fridge in an airtight container separated by parchment or wax paper for up to three days. Reheat for a few minutes, flipping midway, in a lightly oiled skillet.
- Cooked and cooled pancakes can be frozen. Separate each pancake using parchment or waxed paper, place in a freezer bag, and store for up to three months. Reheat frozen Korean pancakes in a lightly oiled skillet (flipping as needed) over medium-low heat until thawed, warmed through, and crispy.
What Does Pajeon Mean in Korean?
Pa jun is commonly written in English as pajeon or pachon. Pa is the Korean word for scallion. Jun (or jeon, chun) means any food that is coated with a sort of batter and pan-fried. Jun is collectively used for savory Korean pancakes, including seafood and scallions (haemul pa jun), kimchi jun, and zucchini (hobak jun).