I love these Korean pancakes made with grated zucchini. They come with a great dipping sauce made of soy sauce, rice vinegar, garlic, onion and a touch of sesame oil for that distinctive Asian flavor.
Korean cuisine includes hundreds of savory pancakes with all kinds of vegetables, legumes, seafood and meat.
They are perfect served as an appetizer or a snack or with rice as part of a meal.
I think you will love the dipping sauce. It’s a savory mix of wonderful Asian flavors and very easy to put together.
You can omit the carrot if you want and add more zucchini. I love the color and added nutrition that the carrots bring to the pancakes.
This recipe is fairly low carb, even with the dipping sauce, so it’s great for diabetics. And it’s a perfect vegetarian appetizer for those who eat eggs. I really love them and hope you give them a try.
- 1 1/2 pounds zucchini, shredded
- 4 eggs
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 carrot, shredded (optional)
- 5 green onions, julienned
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 4 hot peppers, thinly sliced (optional)
For the Dipping Sauce:
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 4 tablespoons rice vinegar
- 1 tablespoon sesame seeds, toasted
- 2 teaspoons sesame oil
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 green onion, minced
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- In a potato ricer or colander, squeeze out as much liquid from the zucchini as possible. In a large bowl, whisk eggs with sesame oil, flour and salt until smooth. Mix in zucchini, carrot and onions.
- In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat and add about 1/3 cup of the zucchini mixture, pressing into a pancake about 1/3 inch thick. Sprinkle with hot peppers, pressing into the surface. Repeat with remaining pancakes. Fry, in batches, until golden on the bottom, turning once, about six minutes.
To Make the Dipping Sauce:
- To make the dipping sauce mix together the soy sauce, vinegar, sesame seeds and oil, garlic, onion and pepper. Set the sauce aside while you make the pancakes.
Makes 12 pancakes. Serve with dipping sauce.
This fantastic recipe for Asian style zucchini pancakes is a great appetizer for any Asian themed dinner.
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