Kimchi Fritters with Pickled Pears and Cilantro Crema
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Yield: 6 Servings
Don't let the unusual ingredients scare you away. This appetizer is amazing and makes a beautiful presentation.
4 ounces ground pork
2 tsp garlic chopped, divided
1/2 tsp sesame oil
1 tsp soy sauce
1 1/2 cups dried split yellow peas, soaked in water for at least three hours or overnight
1/2 cups (packed) cabbage kimchi, drained
1/2 cup scallions, chopped
1 red or green Thai chile, thinly sliced
4 Tbsp. vegetable oil, divided
MIx pork, 1 tsp garlic, sesame oil and soy sauce in a small bowl.
Chill 30 minutes or up to one day
Drain peas, reserving 1 cup soaking liquid. Puree beans and 1/2 cup soaking liquid in a blender, adding more water if necessary, until mixture is a thick, slightly chunky paste.
Transfer to a large bowl.
Add scallions, remaining garlic, kimchi and chile to bean puree. Mix well.
Season with salt. Stir in pork mixture.
Heat 2 Tblsp. vegetable oil in a large, nonstick or cast iron skillet over medium high heat.
Working in batches, spoon 1/4 cup of batter into skillet spreading each out to 4 1/2-4 inch rounds. Cook, adjusting heat if browning too quickly and adding more oil between batches, until fritters are golden brown and cooked through, 2-3 minutes per side.
Remove to a paper towel-lined plate to drain and season with salt. Serve with Pickled Pears and Cilanto Crema
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