Here is a quick and easy Korean fried fish recipe to make at home. The dish is a simply prepared serving of fish that goes well with spicy Korean food. It is normally served as an appetizer or side dish, but can also make wonderful entree with vegetables. You can prepare the fish mixture ahead and fry it just before serving.
Seng Sun in Korean means fish and Jeon refers to any lightly battered and pan-fried meat or fish. I added some garlic powder in the flour to add a little extra flavor. I never thought before to fry the fish after flouring and dipping in egg, only because I usually dip in breadcrumbs after the egg and then fry. However, the egg and flour only batter is a much lighter version of the traditional breadcrumbs batter, it also needs way less oil for frying.
Estimated Cost: $8
Total Time: 30 minutes
- 1 lb fresh cod fillet (or any other white fish), rinsed and patted dry
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1 large egg
- Vegetable oil for frying
- Cut the fish into small pieces, approx 1"x3" sizes. Season with salt and pepper. Let it sit for 15 minutes.
- Mix the 1/2 cup of flour, 1/2 tsp salt and garlic powder. Put into a zipper sealed plastic bag. Put the fish pieces into the bag, shake them around to coat with flour.
- Blend the egg ½ tsp salt with a fork. Dip each of the flour coated pieces into the egg pieces.
- Heat a frying pan, and cover with 2-3 tbsp of oil. When the oil is hot, add enough fish pieces to cover the pan. Fry for 20-30 sec, or until the edges turn brown, lower the heat and turn it over with a spatula and cook for 1 more minute. Add more oil if needed.
- Arrange on a plate and serve with your favorite dipping sauce. (This fish is wonderful with Ketchup, BBQ sauce or hot sauce.)
- To make a fast Korean style dipping sauce, mix 1 tbs of soy sauce and 1/2 tbs vinegar in a bowl.
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