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Salmon and Kimchi Pancakes Recipe

The perfect snack for using up leftover salmon.

by Julia Turshen
Dec 19 2018, 2:00pm

Photo by Heami Lee

Makes 15
Prep: 10 minutes
Total: 25 minutes


1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup white rice flour
2 large eggs
5 ounces (1 handful) kimchi, roughly chopped
1 (8-ounce) piece leftover cooked salmon, skin removed and discarded, meat flaked
kosher salt, to taste
3 tablespoons canola oil
1/4 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons kimchi juice


1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flours with the eggs and ¼ cup water. Stir in the kimchi and the salmon and season with the salt.

2. Heat the oil in a medium nonstick skillet over medium heat. Working in batches, cook 2 tablespoons of the batter, flattening it slightly into a pancake. Cook, flipping once, until golden on both sides and the edges are crispy, 3 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate and season with salt. Repeat with the remaining batter.

3. Meanwhile, mix the kimchi juice with the mayonnaise in a small bowl. Serve with the pancakes.

AUTHOR'S NOTE: This recipe was reprinted with permission of the author from Now & Again: Go-To Recipes, Inspired Menus + Endless Ideas for Reinventing Leftovers.