These Korean Zucchini Pancakes are a traditional recipe given a make-over by using a gluten-free, grain-free flour substitute while still keeping the simple, delicious integrity of the dish.
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I’m so excited to be bringing this wonderful little recipe to you today straight from the new cookbook Korean Paleo by Jean Choi!
Jean is from the Paleo recipe blog What Great Grandma Ate where she shares traditional Korean inspired recipes, as well as some not Korean ones, that are all Paleo. She is a Nutritional Therapist (NTP) who discovered the healthful, whole food life after junk food wreaked havoc on her body in her teens and early 20’s. Now she seeks to educate others on how they can love food that loves you back through her wonderful, original Paleo recipes and now, her new cookbook Korean Paleo – 80 grain free and Paleo Korean recipes that are healthy and authentic.
Jean has allowed me to share one of her original recipes from the cookbook here with you on The Cheerful Kitchen. I chose these simple but delicious Korean Zucchini Pancakes, traditionally called Hobakjeon.
To turn these little beauties into a grain-free, gluten-free dish anyone can enjoy, the flour in the recipe has been substituted with a popular Paleo grain substitute called cassava flour.
What is cassava flour?
You may have heard of tapioca starch, also called tapioca flour. It is a common gluten-free thickener used in place of flour. Tapioca starch and cassava flour come from the same root, the cassava root.
The starch is the result of a complicated process of peeling, pulping, and draining the root, then waiting for the water to evaporate from the drained liquid, and then collecting what’s leftover to grind into the starch.
Cassava flour, however, is made in a much simpler process of peeling, drying and grinding the entire root.
I made these earlier in the day and then refrigerated them until dinner. When it was time to eat, I heated them in the Air Fryer (I have THIS ONE which is on sale right now!) for 4 minutes per side at 370 degrees. They were nice and crispy again on the edges but still soft and creamy in the middle! Excellent.
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