Gae Mat Sal Jeon| 게맛살전
My mother-in-law always jokes that the one dish she has mastered is Gae Mat Sal Jeon because it’s so easy and fool proof. It’s technically not a real “jeon” like other korean pancakes, because not batter is used, but more like a mini omelette.
I love that it’s another quick and easy banchan that can be whipped up in a matter of minutes with only three ingredients: imitation crab sticks, green onions and eggs. It pairs perfectly with rice and makes for a great addition to children's lunch boxes!
“Gae Mat Sal” refers to imitation crab sticks that are made from white fish that is pulverized and shaped into sticks that look like crab legs. Most people are more familiar with them being used in California rolls or Kimbap. I always have some stocked in my freezer in case I need to make some spring rolls, kimbap or even crab omelette in a hurry.
4-5 imitation crab sticks
4 tablespoons minced green onions
3 large eggs
Cut the crab sticks into tiny bite size pieces
Mince green onions
In a medium sized bowl, crack all three eggs and beat them together.
Add minced crab sticks and green onions and mix together.
In a skillet, add some olive oil to coat the pan, over medium heat. Once oil is hot, add one large spoonful of mixture to the pan. Leaving enough space, continue to spoon mixture to form mini patties.
Cook for about minute and flip each party when golden brown.
Continue with remaining mixture and serve hot.