Korean Pancakes With Seafood Recipe

(8 ratings)

Korean pancake recipe
Total Time30 mins
Cost RangeCheap
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories645 Kcal32%
Fat27 g39%
Saturated Fat5 g25%

With more eggs than traditional pancakes this deliciously savoury Asian-style dish is a little bit like a mix of an omelette and a pancake. These are unlikely to be like any you have tasted before; full of fish and flavour, they contrast thin pancakes with chunky fillings perfectly. We love the juicy prawns as a filling but if you prefer you could use a little cooked chicken instead.



  • 100g squid, cut into small pieces or rings
  • 100g raw king prawns
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 tsp toasted sesame seeds
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 100g plain flour
  • 3 tbsp cornflour
  • 2 free-range eggs, beaten
  • 2-3 tbsp of sunflower oil
  • 6 spring onions, sliced lengthways
  • 1/2 each green and red chilli, finely chopped

For the dipping sauce:

  • 4 tbsp of soy sauce
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 tsp rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp toasted sesame seeds


  1. Put the seafood into a bowl with the garlic, sesame seeds and oil, and season. In a separate bowl, mix the flours and eggs; slowly whisk in 150ml cold water. Season.
  2. Put a 22cm non-stick shallow frying pan over a medium heat; add the sunflower oil. When hot, reduce the heat; ladle in two-thirds of the batter. Spread out the spring onions onto the pancake; add the chillies and seafood. Drizzle over the remaining batter, pressing it with a fish slice.
  3. Fry over a medium heat for 3-4 minutes until the bottom is set then carefully invert the pancake onto a plate and slide it back into the pan and fry for a further 3-4 minutes, or until the fish is cooked and the pancake is golden and crispy. Serve in slices with the dipping sauce.
Jane Curran

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