March 30, 2011

How Much Have You Paid For Pajeon ?

Pajeon.....the "pa" prounounced "pah" for the Korean word scallions
and "jeon" pronounced "jun" meaning battered ingredients
Pajeon is a Korean style pancake that is usually eaten as a snack
or as an appetizer in restaurants.

How much have you paid for Pajeon?....
this dish that has really HIGH profit margins.

Korean style pancakes go for these prices...
$6.95, $10.95, $12.95, $17 and $18.95

You can easily make these pancakes at home with the recipe below.

2 cups all purpose flour
2 cups water
2 eggs
1 bunch scallions
shredded carrots (optional)
veggie oil to fry
S & P (salt & pepper) to taste

to make Hae-Mul (seafood) pajeon...
just add 1 cup of oysters
1 cup chopped fresh clams
1 cup of baby shrimp or larger shrimp cut into pieces
(try to use the baby shrimp tho)

Cut scallions about 1-2 inch long and mix with
all the other ingredients. Drizzle a little veggie oil in your pan
and ladle the mix into a big circle filling your whole frying pan.
After the one side cooks and you see the flour start to brown and
get a little crispy- use your flipping skills and flip the pajeon over.
Cook until it gets crispy. The skill is flipping the whole pancake
over without it breaking and having the pancake not too thick.
That's it! Don't pay $12-$15 for it.
Order something that isn't so easy to make at home.

A good dipping sauce for Pajeon is...
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/2 TBS on white vinegar
1 stalk of minced scallion
1 glove of grated garlic
1 tsp sesame oil
1/2 tsp of sugar or Splenda
sprinkle of sesame seeds