A frying pan with oil, onion and garlic, sizzling… almost one of the best beginnings to any recipe. This week I have found a lot of inspiration in food available at markets in Korea. Every time I visit the farmers market I walk out with something new to try… or to take home and cook something! It is very exciting purchasing ingredients I have never seen before and trying to figure out what to do with them.
The new found ingredient in this post is pictured below… and I used it in my vegetable pancake recipe. A very simple and tasty recipe.
The above photo looks like a cucumber or zucchini. Well it is actually a type of squash, I am not 100% sure what type… but I originally bought it thinking it was a cucumber… I will even admit to eating half of it raw before realizing it was not a cucumber.
But it worked out, I used it in this pancake recipe and it turned out great! I adapted the recipe from http://www.maangchi.com/recipe/ya-chae-jeon … I used this website for my rice cake recipe too. Honestly, this website is REALLY great for any traditional style Korean foods. I have found recipes for all the different types of foods I have encountered while in Korea. So if you are looking for a place for good Korean recipes go to www.maangchi.com
As you can tell I was prepared to eat in this photo. Taking photos was not really important to my stomach… But who could blame me, I did go for a long run that day and was working my appetite up for this delish dinner.
Hope you enjoy this recipe!