This is my new football food go-to. Kimchi pancakes. Salty and crunchy and entirely addictive. These are best enjoyed with an ice cold beer, hence my labeling them football food. They can be made in small pancakes, as I did here, or one large pancake. I like the smaller size because they can be turned into appetizers or in my case a bar-type snack. Continue reading
Have you ever had kimchi fried rice? For reasons unknown to me, I was hesitant to make this dish. I think it was because I thought I couldn’t work with fermented foods. I’ve eaten kimchi quite a few times before and loved it. In fact, banchan, the little dishes that accompany a Korean meal, are my favorite part of the meal. Plus, I would go so far as to say that kimchi is my favorite fermented food. But, could I handle working with fermented food?
As it turns out, yes! Kimchi doesn’t bite and kimchi fried rice is amazing and easy. Oh so easy. I worked up the “courage” because kimchi is sold at my farmers market as is kimchi fried rice. So, I not only had tried their kimchi before, but I tasted the complete dish. It gave my confidence a boost. Plus, the vendors are encouraging and helpful. I can’t wait to tell them about this success. Continue reading