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감자전 Gamja Jeon Easy Recipe [Korean Potato Pancake Recipe with US Dehydrated Potato]

Monday, October 02, 2017
I have always been a believer of the wonders of US Dehydrated Potatoes. I have been working on various recipes using it and every time, I am falling for the convenience it brings. I have previously mentioned here on the blog that I am one of those old souls who appreciates the art of slow food. However, it does not negate the fact that sometimes, convenience and time come as a priority - especially when a situation calls for it.

I am a recipe developer and food stylist by trade so, it is important to me that the materials I am using for my clients are of good quality, convenient to use, versatile, and do not require too much time to prepare because in this profession, time is gold.

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In recipe development, I often use US Potatoes - fresh, frozen, and dehydrated. I am a believer of the nutritional value that one can get from US Potatoes so it is part of my arsenal. I have shared recipes here on the blog that use both fresh and frozen US Potatoes. Now it's time to tackle  US Dehydrated Potatoes.


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Here's one secret of the trade; do you know that some food stylists use mashed potatoes when styling ice cream for a photo shoot? Ice cream melts at a rate of lightning speed, mashed potatoes do not melt even if under the light and  can be easily molded into the same structure as that of an ice cream. True story.

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As a food stylist myself, this trick works like a charm all the time. Yet during a photo shoot, we are always pressed for time. So, instead of boiling potatoes which takes time, I always resort to US Dehydrated Potato flakes also known as instant mashed potatoes. Plus, I don't have to carry bulky potatoes with me all the time because since US Dehydrated Potatoes are in a powder form, it can fit into  light packaging.

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At home, when I do not have enough time to slave away in the kitchen, US Dehydrated Potatoes also comes handy. They are versatile and very convenient to use so I can create a number of dishes using them. It is widely available in leading supermarkets so my pantry is never without US Dehydrated Potatoes.

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The recent recipe I have come up with using US Dehydrated Potatoes that my family and friends love is Gamja Jeon with Kimchi (Korean Potato Pancake with Kimchi).

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I love eating and cooking Korean food and this recipe is one of my favorites. Gamja Jeon is very easy to make but I made it way  easier by using two types of US Dehydrated Potatoes - flakes and starch.

Instead of boiling fresh potatoes and mashing them which can  takes around 30 to 40 minutes, we will use potato flakes . And instead of straining the potato puree and separating the starch from the water, we will use potato starch.

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The US Dehydrated Potato flakes will make our Ganja Jeon smooth in texture while the US Dehydrated Potato starch will give it the delightful crispness we all love in fried food. I added the kimchi for extra kick but if not inclined, feel free to omit from the recipe and it will still yield an awesome result.

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Gamja Jeon 감자전 Easy Recipe [Korean Potato Pancake Recipe with US Dehydrated Potato]

Ingredients:

3 cups US Dehydrated Potato flakes
1/2 cups US Dehydrated Potato starch
1 cup kimchi, chopped
1 cup chopped scallions or leeks
3 cups water
salt and pepper to taste


sauce:
2 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp rice vinegar
1 tbsp sugar
1/4 tbsp chili sauce (optional)

Instructions:

1. Mix US Dehydrated Potato flakes with water until it yields a mashed potato consistency.
2. Mix US Dehydrated Potato flakes mixture with US Dehydrated Potato starch.
3. Add chopped kimchi and scallions/leeks.
4. Mix until well incorporated.
5. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

6. Fry mixture until golden brown. Around 1-2 mins. per side.
7. Mix all the sauce ingredients and serve alongside the fried potato pancake.

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This Gamja Jeon with Kimchi made with US Dehydrated Potatoes is very easy to make and very delicious as well. The traditional recipe calls for fresh potatoes but when pressed for time and when you want something very convenient, I highly recommend using US Dehydrated Potatoes.

US Dehydrated Potatoes are just like any US Potato, they have impressive nutritional value . The bonus is the fact that it is very versatile and convenient. Needless to say, it is one of those products  I can highly recommend.

For more information about US Potatoes, you can check out their Facebook page on this link.


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Gamja Jeon 감자전 with Kimchi
This is an easy recipe for Gamja Jeon or Korean Potato Pancake using US Dehydrated Potato flakes and Starch.
Ingredients
  • 3 cups US Dehydrated Potato flakes
  • 1/2 cups US Dehydrated Potato starch
  • 3cups Water
  • 1 cup Kimchi, chopped
  • 1 cup Scallion or Leeks,chopped
  • Pinch or two Salt and Pepper 
  • For the sauce:
  • 2 tbsp Soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp Rice Vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Sugar
  • 1/4 tbsp Chili sauce (Optional)
Instructions
1. Mix US Dehydrated Potato flakes with water until it yields a mashed potato consistency.2. Mix US Dehydrated Potato flakes mixture with US Dehydrated Potato starch.3. Add chopped kimchi and scallions/leeks.4. Mix until well incorporated.5. Season with salt and pepper to taste.6. Fry mixture until golden brown. Around 1-2 mins. per side.7. Mix all the sauce ingredients and serve alongside the fried potato pancake.

7 comments on "감자전 Gamja Jeon Easy Recipe [Korean Potato Pancake Recipe with US Dehydrated Potato]"
  1. I love Kfood! Thank you for sharing this Ms.Yedy! More recipes please! :)

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  2. The photos are amazing as always! I'll make sure to bug my sister to try this recipe. All the best to you Yedy!

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  3. I always have instant mashed potato at home because it's very easy to make! I didn't know there are other things we can do with it. I'll try this recipe for my family :)

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  4. I love your recipe posts Ms.Yedy! Please post more easy to to follow recipes like this! Thank you! I love your blog, I am an avid reader.

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  5. The photos are great that it makes me want to try the recipe! I am also a big potato eater myself.

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  6. Fritzie Dela FuenteSunday, October 08, 2017

    More Korean recipes please Ms.Yedy! Thank you Ms.Yedy!

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  7. I love everything about your blog! Ms.Yedy please share more recipes. I live reading your stories as well :) I'm a fan :)

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