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VEGETARIAN JEON (PANCAKE)

Ingredients

  • 1 large russet potato, cut into thin strips
  • 1/4 to 1/2 head of green or red cabbage, cut into thin strips
  • 1 small shallot, minced
  • 1 carrot, julienned
  • 1 jalapeño, cut into thin strips
  • kosher salt
  • black pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 to 1 1/2 TBLS coconut flour
  • 2 TBLS coconut milk, unsweetened with cream
  • 1 TBLS soy sauce
  • 2 TBLS oil for frying
  • 1 to 2 TBLS sesame seeds
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One of the things I love most about TikTok is that they start to push accounts to your “for you” page based upon what you post and like. It’s taken a while, but I am finally seeing a ton of foodie accounts and doggies. A few weeks ago, I can across The Korean Vegan. Although, I do not post a lot of vegetarian or vegan recipes, this recipe for Rainbow Jeon caught my attention. Totally in love with the way Joanne, not only prepares and presents her dishes, but the stories that are told along the way. So, I decided to recreate this recipe, with just a few minor changes. Hope you enjoy this Vegetarian Jeon (Pancake). All credit and inspiration goes to Joanne!

Click here to view a short video I created making this Vegetarian Jeon (Pancake) on TikTok. If you have not yet signed up for this social media platform, use my code 5SSIS800K0H06 to create an account.

To be clear, this Vegetarian Jeon (Pancake) will not be a “typical” pancake. Meaning, there really is no batter. However, you will be amazed at how well the pancake stays together. Additionally, for those of you that follow the keto diet, you CAN eat this!

A vegetarian jeon (pancake) on a wooden board with a bowl of salad in the background

HOW TO MAKE A VEGETARIAN JEON (PANCAKE)

It’s super important to cut the vegetables as thin as you can. Use a mandolin, or hand-cut. Thankfully, I was able to achieve this easily using a knife. Place all of the vegetables into a bowl. Season with kosher salt, black pepper and garlic powder. Honestly, feel free to add whatever seasoning blend you wish. In my opinion, the combination of these spices mixed with the flavor of the coconut, worked beautifully. Add in the coconut flour, coconut milk and soy sauce. If you have an aversion to soy, substitute with liquid coconut aminos. I do this quite often.

Combine well. You will notice the texture is not like your typical pancake. This is what you want. Heat oil to medium-high in a non-stick pan. Add the mixture. Flatten to fit the pan. Since this is not a “real” pancake, you need to allow the bottom to set up in order to flip without it falling apart. Brown nicely on the bottom.

To flip, I used a little trick and placed a wooden cutting board on top of the pan. Invert the pan onto the board, then slide the pancake back into the pan (browned side up). Top with sesame seeds. Allow the bottom to brown. You may have to flip a few times to get the perfect crust, and to ensure the middle is cooked through.

TO SERVE THE VEGETARIAN JEON (PANCAKE)

Slide the pancake onto a flat surface or wooden board. Cut into squares. Garnish with a touch more sesame seeds. ENJOY! This Vegetarian Jeon (Pancake). Serve as a side dish, or meal. There is really no need for a dipping sauce.

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