What is soft and chewy on the inside, and crispy and crunchy on the outside?
Korean potato pancakes!
The ever humble potato is found in food all over the world and of course, there are countless variations of potato pancakes that are made and served differently by respective cultures. So, what makes the gamjajeon (Korean potato pancake) stand out from the other potato pancakes?
While most other recipes call for the potatoes to be mixed with flour and eggs, the Korean potato pancake is made purely with pureed potatoes that is further thickened by its own starch. In our recipe, we drain the blended potato and onion mixture through a sieve, reserve the liquid, and let it rest for 15 minutes so as to obtain potato starch at the bottom of the bowl. This is the traditional way of making gamjajeon.
For a crispy and chewy potato pancake, choose Russet or Idaho potatoes. They are the ideal type of potatoes for this recipe as they are high in starch content and will yield enough starch, and they are also low in moisture which is good for frying and giving the pancake its crisp.
Cooked in bite-sized pieces, these tasty pockets of potato pancakes make the perfect snack or appetizer!
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