Saengseonjeon – Pan Fried Fish Patties

Another variation of Jeon. Crab, Krab, lobster, mashed shrimp, clams, oysters, or other seafood may substituted for fish.

Recipe Type: Appetizer, Ban Chan, Korean, Seafood, Snack


1 pound “white meat” boneless fish fillets (Flounder, halibut, sole, etc)

1/4 cup egg batter

1 cup dredge mix



vegetable oil to pan fry


1 teaspoon soy sauce

2 tablespoons lime or lemon juice

2 tablespoons water

2 tablespoons ginger juice**

1 tablespoon doenjang (Soybean Paste) (Substitute dark (brown) miso)

1 teaspoon rice wine

**Ginger Juice

1 ounce fresh peeled ginger

1 clove garlic

2 tablespoons water

Egg batter

3 large eggs

1 each thin (small) green or spring onion (substitute a few chives)

Dredge Mix

3/4 cup flour

1/4 cup potato starch



  • Ginger Juice
    • Place all ingredients in a blender and blend at high speed until liquified.
    • Pour through a fine mesh strainer or filter and press juices through into a small dish.
    • Discard any remaining solids.
  • Marinade
    • Mix all marinade ingredients and let stand about 10 minutes.
  • Fish
    • Cut fish into roughly 1/2 inch by 1 1/2 inch strips.
    • Lightly salt & pepper each strip and let stand for ten minutes.
    • Add fish to marinade and let stand for about ten to fifteen minutes.
    • Remove fish from marinade and pat dry.
  • Egg Batter
    • Beat the eggs together in a small mixing bowl
    • Fine chop (mince) the green onion and mix into the beaten egg.
  • Dredge Mix
    • Mix flour and starch together.


Heat a non stick pan over medium heat.

Add 2 to 3 tablespoons cooking oil.

Dredge fish 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.

Nutrition Facts

Nutrition information calculated from recipe ingredients.

Serving size: About 3 ounces.

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

Amount Per Serving

Calories 154.25

Calories From Fat (30%) 45.71

Calories From Protein (39%) 60.13

Calories From Carbohydrates (31%) 48.41

Calories From Alcohol (0%) 0

% Daily Value

Total Fat 5.14g 8%

Saturated Fat 1.09g 5%

Monounsaturated Fat 1.32g

Polyunsaturated Fat 2.19g

Trans Fatty Acids 0g

Cholesterol 94.29mg 31%

Sodium 212.2mg 9%

Potassium 248.97mg 7%

Total Carbohydrates 11.97g 4%

Fiber 0.68g 3%

Sugar 0.51g

Sugar Alcohols 0g

Net Carbohydrates 11.29g

Protein 14.42g 29%

Vitamin A 100.88IU 2%

Vitamin C 1.41mg 2%

Calcium 23.33mg 2%

Iron 1.01mg 6%

Vitamin E 0.72mg 7%

Vitamin D 5.25IU 1%

Thiamin 0.13mg 9%

Riboflavin 0.18mg 11%

Niacin 1.75mg 9%

Vitamin B6 0.18mg 9%

Folate 30.63mcg 8%

Vitamin B12 1.33mcg 22%

Pantothenic Acid 0.56mg 6%

Vitamin K 6.73mcg 8%

Phosphorus 182.02mg 18%

Magnesium 35.56mg 9%

Zinc 0.6mg 4%

Copper 0.07mg 4%

Manganese 0.12mg 6%

Selenium 34.57mcg 49%

Alcohol 0g

Caffeine 0mg

Water 59.1g 0%

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