If there is one simple food dish that is ever present during before Korean Lunar New Year (Seolnal / 설날) and Korean Harvest Festival (Chuseok / 추석) it’s Jeon. Jeon, 전 or Korean Pancakes date back hundreds of years and come in various different ways. However they all are generally fried and covered in a thin batter. They make a nice snack when spending time with family and friends, and are also used as a side dish whilst drinking and enjoying the 3 day holiday.
This Korean Lunar New Year (2015) we made 3 different Korean Pancakes / Jeon. Firstly a skewered Kebab style Crab, Ham, Spring Onion and Mushroom Jeon. Then a pork mince circle surrounded by a ring of onion and finally a simple tuna patty jeon. All three were easy to prepare, make, tasty and cheap.
Happy Lunar New Year 2015.
Pictures of our Korean Pancakes or Jeon
Here are a few pictures of 3 different types of simple Jeon / Korean Pancakes we made for this Lunar New Year 2015;
How to Make Korean Pancakes / Jeon & Links
Basic guide to making Korean Jeon / Pancakes:
- Choose your main ingredient
- Then if required fix together with a skewer.
- Then cover in flour than egg.
- Finally fry until cooked.
Here are a couple of links on Korean Jeon / Pancakes: