Cooking with Tefal: Experimenting with Korean Pancake Recipes

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If you’re a fan of Korean pancakes, here’s a basic recipe that you can easily replicate at home and customise to suit your own taste. Adapted from Sarang Korean Bistro’s pancake recipe, I’ve experimented with three variations that I all enjoyed to the last bit. If you’re just like me, who enjoy a modest amount of starchiness with a crisp crust without excessive greasiness, you won’t be disappointed with the outcome.

I’m using a Tefal non-stick Comfort Touch Frypan for this pancake recipe, which I find yields much better results with little effort as compared to regular pans. I don’t have to worry about the batter sticking to the pan, and having problems flipping the pancake. It slides off the pan with ease without breaking apart. This recipe requires just enough batter to fill up the 28cm-diameter pan. You may adjust accordingly to the size of your pan. You don’t want the pancake to be too thick or too thin.

You can experiment with lots of other ingredients, such as Parmesan or mozzarella cheese, caramelised onion, smoked salmon, scallions and kimchi.

Recipe 1: Basic Pancake with Egg
Serves 1 greedy person or 2 lovebirds

Ingredients:
– 100g flour
– 1 cup water
– A pinch of chilli powder (optional)
– A pinch of salt
– Pepper
– Egg
– Oil for frying
– Mayonnaise for dressing (optional)

Method:
1) Heat up frying pan with a few drops of oil. (Not much oil is needed if you’re using a good quality non-stick pan like Tefal Non-stick Comfort Touch)
2) Mix batter (flour, water, salt, pepper and chilli powder)
3) Add batter into pan, medium heat.
4) When the edge of the pancake starts to brown, crack an egg over the surface and spread it around with a spatula.
5) Flip the pancake and press downwards lightly with a spatula.
6) Allow the pancake to fry for 2-3 more minutes.
7) Dish out the pancake and drizzle with mayonnaise.

Recipe 2: Pancake with Red Bell Pepper and Egg
Serves 1 greedy person or 2 lovebirds

Ingredients:
– 100g flour
– 1 cup water
– A handful of diced bell pepper
– A handful of onion, sliced
– A pinch of salt
– Pepper
– Egg
– Oil for frying

Method:
1) Mix batter (flour, water, salt, pepper)
2) Heat up frying pan with a few drops of oil. (Not much oil is needed if you’re using a good quality non-stick pan like Tefal Non-stick Comfort Touch)
3) Sauté onion and bell pepper till fragrant.
4) Add batter into pan, covering evenly distributed bell pepper and onion mixture completely.
5) When the edge of the pancake starts to brown, crack an egg over the surface and spread it around with a spatula.
6) Flip the pancake and press downwards lightly with a spatula.
7) Allow the pancake to fry for 2-3 more minutes.
8) Dish out the pancake when done.

Recipe 3: Pancake with Spring Onion/Chives and Egg
Serves 1 greedy person or 2 lovebirds

Ingredients:
– 100g flour
– 1 cup water
– A pinch of chilli powder
– A handful of spring onion/chives, chopped
– A pinch of salt
– Pepper
– Egg
– Oil for frying

Method:
1) Mix batter (flour, water, salt, pepper and chilli powder)
2) Heat up frying pan with a few drops of oil. (Not much oil is needed if you’re using a good quality non-stick pan like Tefal Non-stick Comfort Touch)
3) Add batter into pan, medium heat.
4) Top with chopped spring onion/chives.
5) When the edge of the pancake starts to brown, crack an egg over the surface and spread it around with a spatula.
6) Flip the pancake and press downwards lightly with a spatula.
7) Allow the pancake to fry for 2-3 more minutes.
8) Dish out the pancake when done.

Have fun playing around with ingredients you have in your pantry/refrigerator! Do share your creations on my facebook page :)

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