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Hi everybody! Today I’m very happy to show you my recipe for homemade fish cake, called eomuk in Korean.
I had never made eomuk before I started working on this recipe. All my life I was satisfied to buy it premade or from a street cart in Korea. I always chose the most expensive kind I could find, figuring it would be the highest quality.
But many of my readers asked me how to make it at home because they didn’t live near Korean grocery store and couldn’t find it. At first I thought it was impossible to make in a home kitchen, but eventually I changed my mind and worked on developing a way to make delicious, easy, and simple eomuk anytime I want. That’s the recipe I want to share with you today.
So many of my readers tell me I’m their inspiration, but in reality they are the ones inspiring me to develop better recipes and always try my best.
I went through many variations of this recipe. Some of them were too starchy, others not elastic enough, and others not smooth enough. In the end, this is the seafood-to-flour ratio that satisfied me in terms of taste, texture, and flavor.
And as you see in the video, I shape the fish cakes into a roll before frying them: this is the shape preferred by Korean street vendors, but it takes some skill to do. A simpler way is to use a spoon to shape the cakes into balls.
Posted Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014 at 4:17 pm
Tagged: deep fried fish cakes, eomuk, fish fritter, fishcake, fritters, homemade fish cake, 수제 어묵, 어묵, korean appetizer, Korean cooking videos, Korean kitchen, Korean recipes, korean snack, seafood cake, seafood fritter
Originally posted on April 22, 2014 at 4:17 pm by Maangchi
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