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Korean Food: Fried Fish Cake (어묵 볶음)

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Odeng Bbokkeum (오뎅볶음) is a Korean side dish. Odeng means fish cake and Bokkeum means fried. In the past, most Korean students brought their own lunch box to school everyday since schools didn't have a cafeteria like nowadays. Odeng bokkeum was one common side dish for our lunch box, because of that, it brings back memories of our school days. It is also a common side dish for homemade meals. If you like spicy food you can add more red pepper powder. You can find the fish cake sheets in an oriental or Korean store. I hope you enjoy this food.
Ingredients
  Korean fish cake 14 Ounce (1 pack)
  Sliced onions 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Sweet pepper 1⁄2 Medium, cut into thin 2 inch strips
  Carrot 1⁄3 Large, cut into thin 2 inch strips
  Olive oil 2 Tablespoon
For the sauce:
  Soy sauce 2 Tablespoon
  Red pepper powder 2 Tablespoon
  Corn syrup 2 Tablespoon
  Mirin rice wine/Water 2 Tablespoon
  Sesame oil 1 Teaspoon
  Black pepper 2 Pinch
  Minced garlic cloves 2 Medium
  Sesame seeds 1 Teaspoon
  Salt To Taste
  Oyster sauce 1⁄2 Teaspoon (Optional)
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Cut the fish cakes into 1/2 inch pieces. One 14 Oz pack will give you 5 pieces.

MAKING
2. Take a pan and put olive oil, and when its hot fry the fish cake, saute and cook for 3 minutes.
3. Add the onion and cook for another 2 minutes followed by the pepper and carrots and fry for 20 seconds. And set this aside for a while.
4. To make the sauce in a pan, add soy sauce, cooking wine (Mirin), sesame oil, red pepper powder, minced garlic, oyster sauce, corn syrup, black pepper and mix well.
5. Heat until it boils and then simmer at a medium heat for a couple of minutes, then add the fried fish cake along with the vegetables into this simmering sauce and combine well. Add a little salt to taste.

SERVING
7. Sprinkle some sesame seeds to garnish and serve with cooked warm rice

NOTE
Red pepper powder can be found in an oriental or Korean store.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Korean
Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Stir Fried
Ingredient: 
Fish
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
25 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
4
Subtitle: 
Asian Eomuk Bokkeum
Eomuk Bokkeum is a Korean side dish which means fried fish cake. This dish will take you to the streets of Korea where it is sold as a popular snack to accompany alcoholic beverages. This fish cake dish is also a common side dish for homemade meals and a lunch box treat given to school kids! If you like spicy food you can add more red pepper powder. Keep this side dish in the refrigerator and serve it with rice.

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