Subject: Korean Potato Pancake
Date: Fri, 31 Jul 1998 12:59:52 +0900
There are thousands of Korean recipes but it¡¯s difficult to get the right
ingredients. Here¡¯s an easy to make Korean dish. It is pancake, but not the
sweet ones that you eat in the morning.
Korean Potato Pancakes (Kamja-chun)
Potatoes (preferably big ones) as much as you want
Sauce 1 finely chopped green pepper
2 Tsp. Soy sauce
1 Tsp. vinegar
1. Peel the potatoes
2. Put the grater(the kind that you use to grate cheese) into a bowl of
3. Grate the potatoes. Let them fall into the water (This will prevent
potatoes from changing colors)
4. Filter them with a fine cloth or sieve. Do not throw away the water.
5. Leave the water for a minute. After a while there will be some starch at
6. Carefully throw away the water but not the starch at the bottom
7. Mix the potato and the starch together.
8. Put little bit of oil in the pan.
9. Put the mixture on the pan with a spoon (make it in a small circle) and
10.It¡¯s more tastier if you let it turn brownish
11.Make the sauce. Do not put the sauce on the pancakes. It¡¯s salty. You
dip them in the sauce everytime you take a bite.
¡ØYou can also add minced onion, green or red pepper.
I don¡¯t know why but Koreans usually eat this kind of pancakes when it
Date: Fri, 31 Jul 1998 04:30:59 GMT
What size and thickness are these pancakes? How flexible are they? How
are they held - hand or chopsticks?
Date: Fri, 31 Jul 1998 11:45:59 -0700
This is interesting...a similar type of potato cake is made in Ireland,
including the instructions to collect the starch and add it to the mix.
The sauce sounds great (and distinctly unIrish).
From: James Adrian van Wyk, PE, PP
Date: 1 Aug 1998 12:37:16 GMT
I don't know where you are, but in NJ, the only Korean ingredient I have
not been able to find is fermented cows blood (it looks like a grey
celulose sponge). Even the HanAhRhum Supermarket chain doesn't seem to
have it. Anyone tnow where to get it?
From: robdgot[at]aol.com (RobDgot)
Date: 2 Aug 1998 15:47:54 GMT
> Here¡¯s an easy to make Korean dish. It is pancake, but not the
> sweet ones that you eat in the morning.>>
I've been eating this type of pancake, without the sauce, all my life. We call
it "potato Latkes".