Monday, July 28, 2008

Crab Meat Jeon

Jeon is a pan fried meat or vegetables with egg batter similar to an omelet. It was commonly eaten in Chosun Dynasty for parties and events. Some of the most popular choice of the inside is pollack, ground beef, zucchini, sweet potato, Korean green pepper, and Leeks. Jeon is the origin of Korean pancakes because if you look at the language, "jeon" is suffix of Pajeon which means green onion Korean pancake. However, usually when people refer to jeon, it means small and flattened omelet typically with a single main ingredient.

This crab meat jeon is my mom's signature dish. It is so delicious and easy to make, I couldn't pass up this opportunity to share with the rest of the world. One day, my mom made tons of this crab meat jeon and invited like 50 people to the house. Below pictures show how much she prepared and I witnessed with my own eyes that they literally dissappeared within 30 minutes so that nothing was available by the time my own friends came by for some grub. I took pictures as she prepared this dish, constantly asking her to stop what she was doing to the point where she got a little annoyed.

Ingredients: finely diced crab meat (1/2 lbs), 1 beat egg, 1 table spoon of corn starch, 1 tsp of clam base, finely diced onions, green onions, carrots, and paprika.

1. You need to mix all the ingredients above together in a bowl like below.

This is a close up shot of the mixture.

2. Oil your pan and take about two spoons of the mixture and flatten out on the pan in a circular shape. Pan fry them for 2 minutes on one side in high heat.
Flip over and heat up another minute on the other side. Flatten it some more with a spatula once you flip them.

Yeah, and you're finished. Enjoy!
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