Saturday, June 20, 2015

Day 171 - Scallion Pancakes (Pa jeon)

These are some tasty little pancakes!  They are not “pancakes” in the I-Hop sense of the word – they are savory.  Wikipedia tells me that Pa jeon is a Korean green onion (scallion) pancake.  Strangely, the packaging from the Trader Joe’s product does not give me that information. Normally the packaging is good about giving a bit of background of what you are about to eat.  Maybe it is assumed that pa jeon are familiar to most households, but they were not to mine.

Here is the bag - find in the frozen food section
We cooked them using the sauté method on the package – just put a bit of vegetable oil in a skillet, heat to medium heat, and cook pancakes about 3 – 4 minutes, turning half way and pressing with the spatula to make them gold and crispy.  The package has 4 pancakes total and we ate them in two sittings – one a piece each time.  We liked the sauté method so well the first time that we didn’t bother trying the “conventional oven method” listed the second time, we kept with sautéing.

Because of the chunky pancake-ness of the appearance, they reminded us of latke (a potato pancake popular in Jewish households).  And because we thought of them as latke, each time we made them we inadvertently brought latke topping (sour cream) to the table with us, which was never used.  J  The pancakes are perfectly good with no added toppings or dipping. 

Dinner is served!  Pa Jeon and veggies

Verdict – filling, fast, and tasty dinner.  Added a vegetable and starch and you are good to go.  They are chock full of yummy stuff – leek, carrots, mushroom, scallion…   Plus you get the crispy bits, yum!! 

Price – $3.99 (I THINK, I am sorry, this price needs to be verified…)

Rating 4

3 comments:

  1. These are SO good with the sweet chili sauce from TJ's. We cut it like a pizza in little triangles and have it as an after school snack.

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    1. Someone else mentioned that sauce recently to put on the Tofu Edamame Nuggets. We have never tried it, guess I need to pick up a bottle!!

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  2. These are SO good with the sweet chili sauce from TJ's. We cut it like a pizza in little triangles and have it as an after school snack.

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