Dwaejigogi Jeon – Fried Pork

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Sliced pork that is marinated, then lightly breaded and fried. Often served as ban chan, a drinking snack, or as part of a special day meal.


1 lb pork shoulder

2 each eggs

3/4 cup flour

1/4 cup potato starch



vegetable oil to pan fry

  • Marinade
    • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
    • 2 tablespoons water
    • 1 ounce ginger, peeled
    • 4 cloves garlic, peeled
    • 2 tablespoons honey
    • 1 teaspoon rice wine
    • 1 teaspoon lemon juice


Mix Marinade

  • Place the first four ingredients in a blender and liquify.
  • Transfer to a mixing bowl, add the rest of the marinade ingredients and mix well. Let stand 1 hour at room temperature.
  • Cut meat into roughly 1/2 inch by 1 1/2 inch strips.
  • Lightly salt & pepper each strip and let stand for ten minutes.
  • Add meat to marinade and let stand in the refrigerator for 2 hours.


  • Remove meat from marinade and pat dry.
  • Mix flour and starch together.
  • Heat a non stick pan over medium heat.
  • Add 2 to 3 tablespoons cooking oil.
  • Dredge meat through flour mix, dip in beaten egg, and fry for about two minutes per side(just lightly browned)
  • Serve with a soy sauce based dipping sauce.
  • May be served as a side dish (Ban Chan) part of a meal, as a drinking snack with kimchi, or as an appetiser.


  • Place the marinated meat on mini skewers with asparagus stalks, different colored bell pepper, and/or green onion all cut to the same length as the meat.
  • Dredge through the flour mix and place in a lined steamer tray.
  • Steam the pork skewers for about five minutes, or until the flour/starch coating sets.
  • Remove from steam tray and dip in egg, then fry as above.

Nutrition Facts

Nutrition information calculated from recipe ingredients.

Serving size: About 4 ounces.

Percent daily values based on the Reference Daily Intake (RDI) for a 2000 calorie diet.

Amount Per Serving

Calories 391.94

Calories From Fat (47%) 185.12

Calories From Protein (22%) 86.21

Calories From Carbohydrates (31%) 120.61

Calories From Alcohol (0%) 0

% Daily Value

Total Fat 20.57g 32%

Saturated Fat 7.02g 35%

Monounsaturated Fat 8.93g

Polyunsaturated Fat 2.34g

Trans Fatty Acids 0g

Cholesterol 149.01mg 50%

Sodium 456.86mg 19%

Potassium 442.87mg 13%

Total Carbohydrates 30.34g 10%

Fiber 1.21g 5%

Sugar 7.64g

Sugar Alcohols 0g

Net Carbohydrates 29.13g

Protein 20.83g 42%

Vitamin A 103.64IU 2%

Vitamin C 2.48mg 4%

Calcium 30.32mg 3%

Iron 2.48mg 14%

Vitamin E 0.28mg 3%

Vitamin D 7IU 2%

Thiamin 0.85mg 57%

Riboflavin 0.45mg 26%

Niacin 5.22mg 26%

Vitamin B6 0.5mg 25%

Folate 51.21mcg 13%

Vitamin B12 0.84mcg 14%

Pantothenic Acid 1.05mg 11%

Vitamin K 0.16mcg <1%

Phosphorus 257.21mg 26%

Magnesium 33.17mg 8%

Zinc 2.65mg 18%

Copper 0.17mg 9%

Manganese 0.26mg 13%

Selenium 35.4mcg 51%

Alcohol 0g

Caffeine 0mg

Water 92.91g 0%

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