Kimchi Potato Latkes

As you know, I’m always looking for ways to shake up the traditional potato latke. From butternut squash to wild mushroom, I’m always looking for something new. Today, I happened to eye the jar of kimchi sitting in my fridge. I’ve made Korean pancakes in the pasta, so I had a hunch that a kimchi latke would. Kimchi is added to a variety of traditional pancakes, so the addition of shredded potato isn’t far off. A traditional kimchi potato pancake is called Gamjajeon and is really not far off from a latke.

So I shredded up some potatoes, carrot and onion. Then mixed in some kimchi that I had pulsed in the food processor, some scallions, eggs, flour, salt and pepper. I formed them into latkes and fried away.

I’m super happy with the extra cripsy and tasty result. Highly recommend that you try it out!

Kimchi Potato Latkes
 
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Ingredients
  • 2 potatoes, peeled
  • 1 small carrot, peeled
  • 1 small onion, peeled
  • 1 cup kimchi
  • 3 scallions, chopped
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. pepper
  • 2 eggs
  • ⅓ cup flour
  • oil for frying

Instructions
  1. Shred the potatoes, carrots and onions in food processor
  2. Separately, chop the kimchi in food processor
  3. Mix the veggies with the kimchi in a mixing bowl
  4. Add in the scallions, salt, pepper, eggs and flour
  5. Heat up the oil in a pan on medium high
  6. Form into latke patties and fry – a few minutes on each side until crisped up
  7. Drain on cooling rack and paper towel lined baking sheet
  8. Enjoy with your favorite latke topping

 

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