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Summer Veggies to Spare? Make Korean Pancakes

Published August 26, 2021

They’re cheap, seasonal, and hard to put down

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If you haven’t noticed already, I’m a huge proponent of pancakes for dinner (whatever vegetables, beans, or grains I happen to have on hand, bound together with a simple batter and pan-fried until crisp). As far as I’m concerned, there’s never a bad time to make these Korean vegetable pancakes, but it’s particularly hard to argue with summer. Not only is there an absurd amount of delicious, peak-season veggies to choose from, but these pancakes are also really great at room temperature, which is a bonus this time of year. In my experience, once people start making these they rarely stop.