My first cooking experience? I recall that when I was around 13 years old, I cooked alone three or four varieties of Jeons, which were served for my family’s Jesa(제사), ancestral rite, because my mom was very sick on that day. Actually I started to help my mom to prepare varieties of Jeons at every ancestral rite when I was 6 or 7 years old, but it was the first time to cook them by myself. As far as I remember, my first cooking was not bad.^^
Jeon is a representative dish to be served when we practice ancestral rites, but Korean people often enjoy Jeon as a side dish or food with drinking. “Jeon(전)” could be called as Korean-style pancakes and there are many varieties according to what ingredients you use.
Everything could be an ingredient when you make Jeon, but today I’ll make a posting on Dongtae Jeon(동태전, frozen pollack) and Saewoo Jeon(새우전, cocktail shrimp), which are very easy to make.
[Ingredients] Sliced frozen pollack, cocktail shrimps, eggs, flour, black pepper
3. Crack the eggs into a mixing bowl and beat well with a spoon. Coat again the pollack and the shrimps with the eggs.
* When I make Saewoo Jeon, I make a round form with two cocktail shrimps on a spoon first and put it in the pan.