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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