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Korean Potato Fritters (Gamjajeon)

Korean potato fritters or gamjajeon is so simple to make yet so delicious. Great side dish and appetizer. Crispy with soft inside.
Course Side Dish, Vegetables
Cuisine Korean
Keyword flour batter, simple, vegan
KoreanCategory Jeon (전)
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 3
Calories 446 kcal
Author JinJoo Lee

Ingredients

  • 3 potatoes , sprouts removed and peeled
  • vegetable oil
  • soy dipping sauce (Choganjang 초간장)
  • 2 Tbs Soy Sauce
  • 1 Tbs Vinegar
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds

Regular flour batter

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp Sea Salt (Trader Joe's)

Gluten Free Batter

  • 1 1/4 Cup gluten free flour (may vary depending on type of GF flour)
  • 1 Cup water
  • 1/2 tsp Sea Salt (Trader Joe's)

Instructions

  1. Make dipping batter by mixing flour, water and salt. Mix until smooth. There are 2 recipes for gluten free and regular, make one or the other.
  2. Peel and remove all sprouts from potatoes. Leave in water until you are ready to cut.
  3. Cut potatoes into slices around 0.5 cm/0.2 inches thick. If it's too thin, the batter coating will overtake the potato and if it's too thick it will take longer to cook all the way.
  4. To help the potato cook, pre cook the potato slices in the microwave. About 2 minutes at full power for 3 potatoes.
  5. Immediately add all the potatoes into the batter and keep it covered. Otherwise the potato will start to turn black pretty quickly.
  6. Heat about 2 Tbs of oil in a pan on medium high heat.
  7. Take potato slices coated with batter and then add to the pan. Reduce heat to medium.
  8. Pan fry in oil for 4-5 minutes on each side. Cook until it is nicely browned.
  9. While the potatoes are cooking, mix 2 Tbs soy sauce and 1 Tbs vinegar to make Choganjang. See my Korean Sauces I recipes (For Dipping) for other dipping sauce recipes.
  10. Potatoes are done if you can easily poke through with a chopstick.

Recipe Notes

Serve Gamjajeon hot right from the pan or at room temperature.
Store in fridge and reheat on stove top.
To serve as appetizer, you can also try serving with some creamy dipping sauce with chives or green onions.

Nutrition Facts
Korean Potato Fritters (Gamjajeon)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 446 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Sodium 323mg14%
Potassium 924mg26%
Carbohydrates 94g31%
Fiber 11g46%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 14g28%
Vitamin C 24.3mg29%
Calcium 110mg11%
Iron 10.7mg59%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.