Hobakjeon – Pan Fried Squash 1

Another popular snack/banchan dish. Jeon type dishes are often prepared on holidays, birthdays, or other special days. Hobakjeon is normally prepared using zucchini, but other squash may be substituted.


2 each large zucchinis

1/3 cup flour

3 tablespoons rice flour

1 tablespoon kkaesoogeum (sesame salt)

2 each eggs

2 each small green onions

1 teaspoon cooking oil

Dipping Sauce:

3 teaspoons soy sauce

1/2 teaspoon sesame oil

1 each clove garlic

1 teaspoon rice vinegar

1/2 teaspoon ground dried red chili pepper

1/4 teaspoon sesame seeds


Rinse the zucchini in cold water, then peel if desired (Most Korean servings are unpeeled).

Slice zucchini crosswise about 1/4 inch thick.

Mix flours and sesame salt together in a medium bowl.

Trim the root end and leaf top of the green onion, then wash in cold water.

Fine chop the green onion.

Add eggs and chopped green onion to a separate bowl and beat until well mixed.

Dipping Sauce:

Trim the solid portion from the top of the clove, then fine chop (mince) or crush it.

Mix all sauce ingredients together in a small bowl and let stand at least fifteen minutes to allow flavors to develop.


Heat cooking oil in a fry pan over medium heat.

Dredge zucchini slices through the flour mix,

Dip in egg, and place in a single layer into the pan, leaving enough room to be able to turn them.

Cook the first side about 2 1/2 minutes(until golden brown), turn and repeat.

Repeat until all slices are cooked.

Serve with dipping sauce as part of a banchan array, as an appetizer, or as a snack.

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 83.96

Calories From Fat (34%) 28.77

Calories From Protein (16%) 13.42

Calories From Carbohydrates (50%) 41.77

Calories From Alcohol (0%) 0

% Daily Value

Total Fat 3.3g 5%

Saturated Fat 0.7g 3%

Monounsaturated Fat 1.1g

Polyunsaturated Fat 1.13g

Trans Fatty Acids 0g

Cholesterol 52.75mg 18%

Sodium 166.55mg 7%

Potassium 255.37mg 7%

Total Carbohydrates 10.62g 4%

Fiber 1.45g 6%

Sugar 1.58g

Sugar Alcohols 0g

Net Carbohydrates 9.17g

Protein 3.81g 8%

Vitamin A 234.91IU 5%

Vitamin C 14.08mg 23%

Calcium 41.68mg 4%

Iron 1.12mg 6%

Vitamin E 0.29mg 3%

Vitamin D 4.25IU 1%

Thiamin 0.11mg 7%

Riboflavin 0.2mg 12%

Niacin 0.95mg 5%

Vitamin B6 0.23mg 12%

Folate 40.52mcg 10%

Vitamin B12 0.16mcg 3%

Pantothenic Acid 0.37mg 4%

Vitamin K 7.19mcg 9%

Phosphorus 80mg 8%

Magnesium 26mg 6%

Zinc 0.6mg 4%

Copper 0.12mg 6%

Manganese 0.29mg 15%

Selenium 6.63mcg 9%

Alcohol 0g

Caffeine 0mg

Water 90.33g 0%

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