Savory Korean Breakfast Pancake
Mung Bean Pancake (Gluten-Free, Low-Carb)
Nappa Cabbage Kimchi, Scallion
Topped with a Sunny-Side-Up Egg
It’s those savory caramelized bits of kimchi that make this pancake so irresistible. Dried-peeled-split mung beans are soaked overnight in water, then pureed in a blender to produce a pale yellow batter that yields a tasty low-carb, gluten-free pancake with an interesting slightly chewy texture.
The pancake is topped with a sunny-side-up egg. Gochujang sauce made from fermented red chilis, is spicy and slightly sweet and makes the perfect condiment for this breakfast which is a twist on the popular Korean appetizer called bindaetteok.
Savory Korean Breakfast Pancake Recipe
Rinse mung beans several times, cover with plenty of water then refrigerate and soak overnight, up to 24 hours.
To prepare the batter:
Ladle beans into a blender with some of the soaking water and blend to a smooth consistency similar to pancake batter.
Heat a small amount of olive oil in an 8″ non-stick sauté pan, add 1/4 c. chopped cabbage kimchi (including kimchi liquid) and one sliced scallion. Cook until lightly caramelized. Spread the kimchi evenly around the pan and ladle the mung bean batter over the vegetables. Tip the pan to spread out the batter. Cook until the bottom starts to brown.
Add a bit more oil to the side of the pan and using a spatula, loosen the pancake. Flip the pancake and brown the other side.
Fry an egg in a bit of olive oil. Place atop the pancake, season with salt and gochugaru (Korean red chili powder).
- 1/4 c. gochujang (Korean red chili pepper paste)
- 2 T. rice vinegar
- 1 T. soy sauce
- 1 t. garlic, minced
- 1 t. sesame oil
- 1 t. sugar or honey
Combine all ingredients in a small bowl.
Serve gochujang sauce on the side.
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