Korean Prawn Pancakes

Crispy pancakes, stuffed full of charred onion and juicy prawns, then served with a spicy dipping sauce… prepare to flip out, because these 15-minute savoury Korean pancakes are divine! I reckon this recipe will feed six people if served as a party snack, or four as a main course – that’s if you’re willing to share them…


Korean Prawn Pancakes

5 minutes
10 minutes
Makes 2

1½ cups plain flour (all-purpose flour)

1 tsp sea salt

3 eggs

8 spring onions (scallions), sliced in half lengthways and cut into 5cm-long batons

200g (7 oz) peeled and deveined prawns, halved lengthways

vegetable oil


Spicy dipping sauce:

¼ cup light soy sauce

1 Tbsp rice vinegar

2 tsp sesame oil

1 tsp white sugar

2 tsp gochujang

2 Tbsp finely sliced spring onion

  • Step 1

    For spicy dipping sauce, whisk ingredients together.  Pour into a serving bowl and set aside for later.

  • Step 2

    To make the pancake batter, whisk the eggs with 1 cup of water. Place the flour and salt in a large mixing bowl. Pour in the egg mixture and whisk until smooth. Add the spring onions and mix to combine.

  • Step 3

    Heat enough oil in a roughly 20cm non-stick frying pan to just cover the base.  Add half the batter and try to evenly distribute the spring onions. Distribute half the prawns over the pancake before the batter sets. Once the bottom of the pancakes is golden flip the pancakes over. Cook for another 2-3 minutes or until the prawns are cooked and the spring onions are just starting to char. Drain on paper towel.  Repeat with the remaining batter and prawns. Then cut into ‘pizza’ slices and serve warm with the dipping sauce.

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March 3, 2024

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Must make again!

October 3, 2023

I made several small ones the size of street tacos and folded them in half to dip in the yummy spicy sauce. Great recipe and so simple, yet filling.

Thank you Marion! <3

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May 11, 2023

Enjoyed this so much I made it two days in a row. Usually I tend more to healthy buckwheat or oat pancakes but these are so delicious I am happy to allow myself the treat 🙂

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