Wanja Jeon (Pan-fried Beef, Pork, & Tofu Patties)

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Ingredients

The Patty Mix

  • 1
    large Egg
  • 2
    tablespoons Soy Sauce (Dark)
  • 2.5
    tablespoons Oyster Sauce
  • 1/4
    (14-ounce) block Tofu (Firm)
    drained
  • 7
    stocks Green Onion
  • 0.5
    pound Ground Beef
  • 1
    tablespoon Sesame Oil
  • 2
    tablespoons All Purpose Flour
  • 3
    Chili Peppers
  • 0.5
    teaspoon Black Pepper
    ground
  • 1
    tablespoon Sweet Cooking Rice Wine such as Mirin
  • 2.5
    ounce Carrot
    peeled
  • 0.5
    pound Ground Pork

The Dredge & Egg Wash

  • 1
    pinch Salt
  • 2
    large Eggs
  • 1/4
    cup All Purpose Flour

For Cooking

  • 3
    tablespoons Cooking Oil such as Vegetable Oil

Instructions

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How to make Wanja Jeon
2
Finely dice 2.5 ounce Carrot (peeled).
3
Remove the roots and the green part of 7 stocks Green Onion and finely chop the white part of green onion.
4
(Optional Step) Thinly slice 3 Chili Peppers.
5
Squeeze out water from 1/4 (14-ounce) block Tofu (Firm) (drained). You can use cheesecloth if you prefer.
6
In a large mixing bowl, combine 0.5 pound Ground Beef, 0.5 pound Ground Pork, tofu, carrot, green onion, 2 tablespoons Soy Sauce (Dark), 1 tablespoon Sweet Cooking Rice Wine such as Mirin, 2.5 tablespoons Oyster Sauce, 1 tablespoon Sesame Oil, 0.5 teaspoon Black Pepper (ground), 1 large Egg, 2 tablespoons All Purpose Flour. Mix well to evenly distribute.
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On a plate or a tray, pour 1/4 cup All Purpose Flour. Scoop about 3 tablespoons of the patty mix and mold into shape of a coin (about 0.75 inches thick). Cover with flour and pat to remove excess. Set aside.
8
Beat 2 large Eggs with 1 pinch Salt.
9
In a large skillet, pour 3 tablespoons Cooking Oil such as Vegetable Oil and preheat on low to medium heat.
10
Once the pan is preheated, coat the patty with egg and place it on the heated pan to cook.
11
(Optional Step) Put the sliced chilli pepper on top of the patty.
12
After about 4 minutes, flip the patty and cook for additional 4 minutes.
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You can dip the Wanjajeon in soy sauce or ketchup (my personal favorite). Enjoy!
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How to make Wanja Jeon