Kimchijeon, Korean Kimchi pancake, with cheese!!! The perfect snack or lunch for all you kimchi lovers. It’s so delicious!
Growing up, every Sunday, my family and I would gather around the dinner table and have Sunday breakfast together. Sometimes it was bacon, eggs and toast and other times, it was a random variety of Korean food. But 100% of the time, kimchi was always on the table. Yes, even with the “American breakfast”, my mom and dad loved eating kimchi with their eggs and bacon.
As a kid, I couldn’t handle the spice so I would dunk my kimchi in a bowl of water and wash all the gochugaru off of my cabbage and then eat it that way. It wasn’t until I went to college, when I was away from home and my parents’ cooking, that I would miss and develop my deep love for kimchi and all things Korean food.
Now, I love kimchi and I even have a homemade recipe of my own. I recently was thinking about my Kimchi Grilled Cheese and thought. . why not add cheese to Kimchijeon! I just used my regular Kimchijeon, Korean Kimchi pancake, recipe and added cheese into the pan. I hope you try it!
Kimchijeon With Cheese
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1/2 cup cold water
- 1/4 teaspoon white granulated sugar
- 3 or 4 scallions green part only, chopped
- 1 heaping cup Korean kimchi* chopped
- 2 to 3 tablespoons vegetable or avocado oil for frying
- 1/2 cup mozzarella or cheddar cheese shredded, split
- Using a mixing bowl, combine and mix together everything from the flour to the kimchi. Using a large non-stick skillet over medium high heat, after a few minutes, add about 1 tablespoon vegetable oil. Slowly pour in half of the pancake batter. (I highly recommend making smaller kimchi pancakes so they are easier to crisp up and flip!)
- Let cook for about 3 to 4 minutes, or until nicely browned on the bottom. Gently and carefully flip the pancake and cook the other side for about 3 to 4 minutes, or until cooked through and golden brown. Remove from the pan and place on a clean plate. In the same pan, add about a 1/4 cup of the shredded cheese (feel free to add more if you'd like) and top with the same cooked kimchijeon pancake. After a few minutes, flip the pancake and let cook for another minute or two. The cheese should be nice and melty and a little browned.
- Repeat steps to make the remaining pancake with the remaining batter. When ready to cut, transfer to a cutting board. Slice into wedges, serve and enjoy while hot!