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Cod Pancake (Daegujeon)

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In this video, I am going to show you how to make "jeon". Jeon is korean traditional food breaded with flour and eggs. There are many kinds of jeon, but this one is made with cod.
  Cod filets 400 Gram (or haddock)
  Flour 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Olive oil 1 Tablespoon
  Garlic clove 1 Large, smashed and chopped
  Saffron salt/Salt To Taste
  Ground black pepper To Taste
  Eggs 2
  Red chilli pepper 1 , finely chopped
  Spring onion 1 , finely chopped
For dipping sauce
  Soy sauce 2 Tablespoon
  Vinegar 2 Tablespoon
For serving
  Lettuce leaves 5

1. Slice the fish filet on slant in about 1 inch pieces and put it in a bowl.
2. Sprinkle salt, garlic and black pepper over the cod slices and mix with your hands.
3. In a small bowl, beat the eggs with a pinch of salt.
4. Add in the spring onion and red chili pepper to the egg and beat.
5. For dipping sauce, in a bowl, mix together soy sauce and vinegar and set aside.

6. In a bowl, put the flour and put the cod pieces, few at a time and mix well to coat.
7. In a pan over medium high heat, pour olive oil.
8. Dip the floured cod into the beaten eggs and then place the pieces onto the heated pan.
9. Lower the heat to medium and cook for 1 minute or until golden brown in color.
10. Flip the cod pieces using a spatula or spoon and allow the other side to cook.
11. Add more oil if needed.

12. On a big plate, place green lettuce on the bottom and place the cooked fish on it.
13. Serve it with the prepared dipping sauce.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Preparation Time: 
25 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
40 Minutes
Want a healthy and low fat finger food in less than ten minutes? Maangchi is making Korean breaded cod filets with batter and eggs. She is using very little oil for cooking and yet it is very tasty. A little chilli adds zing to the fillets. If you want to please your friends, then you must serve Korean breaded cod filets.

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