Hi everyone, it has been a while since I’ve updated my blog. Happy 2016! I was busy traveling and working in the last few months, of course there was the holiday as well. Good news is that most of the hard work is done for a segment of my business so just back to normal work schedule now (which means I can do more recipes). However, we’ll be going on our ski holiday staying in a cute little village in the French Alps called Vaujany, next to Alpe d’Huez again. It’s too bad that my camera and tripod are a little bulky, otherwise I would bring them with me along with my ski boots & helmet. I will be sure to upload pictures of some Alpine food though – tartiflettes, raclette and lots of yummy cheese on Instagram though! I was very eager to take photo for this recipe because of this set of gorgeous slate plates from my parents-in-law, they’ve got great taste!
My current recipe is inspired by a Korean dish called “daegujeon aka 대구전”. Jeon simply means pancake in Korean, I assume daegu means fish or cod. This recipe is super simple, all you will need is cod, flour, eggs and spices. You can substitute this with any type of fish. I like my fishcake to have a little bit of chillie and garlic zing to them, but you can substitute them with whatever savory flavors/spices you have. I know the name is also misleading, pancake usually means breakfast but this is often eaten as an appetizer for lunch or dinner in Korean restaurants. Heck, I eat them anytime – for snacks, breakfast or whenever. The best is that you can eat them cold too.
There are two versions of the video recipe (click see more on the bottom to get to them). One is the pan-fried method and the other is the air-fried method. Pan-fried method is very straight forward, pan fry them for 3 minutes on each side in medium heat.
For the Air Fryer method, I recommend a fitted piece of parchment paper into the tray, so your fish fillets would not stick to the basket. I made a mistake not fitting one in – they still turned out deliciously but I lost the bottom skin.
Hope you’ll like this recipe, have a nice weekend!
Pan Fried Version:
- 2 cod fish filets
- 1/2 cup of flour
- 3 eggs
- 1 teaspoon of light soy sauce
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 3 spring onions "green onions"
- 2 small chillies
- 1 pinch of salt & pepper
- chopped up green onions, garlic and chillies
- whisk 3 eggs in a large bowl
- whisk in chopped onions, garlic and chillies
- take skin off cod
- cut them into rectangular shape
- put cod into a large bowl
- coat cod with flour
- dip floured cod into egg mix
- you can either pan fry this for 6 minutes (3 mins each side) in medium heat
- or airfry them in an airfryer for 7 minutes at 190°c