Korean Garlic Chive Pancakes ( Buchujeon) is a popular snack or side dish served in Korea. It's very easy to make with simple ingredients and served with a soy dipping sauce.
You can also add other ingredients to the batter such as sliced onions, zucchini, red chili pepper, shrimp or minced pork.
Cornstarch is added for a crispier texture but you can just add 1 cup flour.
Garlic Chive Pancakes
For the Pancakes
About 3 cups of garlic chives
3/4 cup flour
1/4 cup cornstarch or rice flour
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup cold water
Olive oil or vegetable oil for cooking
For the Dipping Sauce
1 Tablespoon say sauce
1/2 Tablespoon water
1/2 Tablespoon rice vinegar
1 teaspoon brown sugar or honey
1 garlic clove, minced (optional)
1 teaspoon green onions (optional)
1 teaspoon red chili flakes for spice (optional)
Rinse chives and cut into 11/2 - 2 inch long pieces and set aside.
In a large bowl, whisk the flour, cornstarch, salt, egg, and 3/4 cup water together until combined. Add the chives and mix together.
In a pan, heat 1 Tablespoon of oil over medium high heat. Pour 1 cup of the batter into the pan (or more depending on preferred size.) Spread the mixture evenly in the pan with a spatula. Cook until the bottom is browned, about 3. Flip and cook the other side until golden brown. Repeat with the remaining batter.
Meanwhile make the dipping sauce: In a small bowl, mix ingredients together. Taste and adjust seasoning to your taste.