Mung Bean Goodness!The one drawback to the PBS program "The Kimchi Chronicles," is that you have to watch it and write down the recipes or buy the book. Well, I don't need another cookbook just yet, so I wrote down what she did and also went to my youtube reliable Maangchi at http://www.maangchi.com/ because she is the da bomb dot com! Here is another favorite, mungbean pancakes also called Bindaetteok! In the KC episode on beans they are at an open market eating a mungbean pancake the size of a dinner plate. It looked absolutely amazing and I will continue to tweak this recipe until I think it taste as good as it looked on TV.
|The final product!|
|Soak Mung Beans overnight in fridge and drained before blending.|
|After blending with added spices, add veggies! I used fern(gosari), kimchi and green onions. I added some sliced jalapenos on mine because I like it spicy.|
|Fry it up in a pan, brown on each side!|
|These flew off the plate! Delicious!|
"For the batter soak 2 cups mung beans, 1/2 cup rice over night. Drain saving the water from the beans. Blend mung beans, rice, 2 teaspoons salt and 1 1/2 cups water blend until almost smooth.
Add veggies and if you want meat. Add the batter to a hot pan with oil. Then fry until crispy on each side." Maangchi
Here's the video link because it's always better to see it demonstrated http://www.maangchi.com/talk/topic/nokdu-bindaetteok-mung-bean-pancakes
Here is a link from The Kimchi Chronicles called Mrs Rhee's Bindaetteok http://www.kimchichronicles.tv/recipes/mrs-rhee%E2%80%99s-bindaetteok-mung-bean-pancakes/
You can pick and choose to add or not add what you do and don't like between the two. I like the idea of the fish sauce instead of salt and a little soy sauce. Mrs. Rhee's has a great dipping sauce and sliced raw onions were a must for my family. They added a little something special to the pancakes!