Korean Cod Jeon Sliders (Pan-Fried Cod Sliders)
Jeon is the Korean name for small savory pancakes made with fish or vegetables, which are sliced, egg battered, then pan-fried until golden. The egg batter creates a delicate, tender coating, rather than a super crispy one. Typically served as a side dish with a soy dipping sauce, these cod pancakes are instead tucked into Hawaiian sweet rolls for kid-friendly fish sliders. They’re great for entertaining, as the jeon can be cooked ahead and enjoyed at room temperature — just assemble the sandwiches right before serving.
- Serves: 8 persons
- 1tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
- 1teaspoon white vinegar
- 1 ½teaspoons toasted sesame oil
- ½cup mayonnaise
- 3tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1large egg, beaten
- 8ounces center-cut cod fillet, cut crosswise on a diagonal into 8 (1/2-inch-thick) slices
- Kosher salt and black pepper
- 2tablespoons safflower or canola oil
- 2scallions, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced on a diagonal (about 1/2 cup)
- 1packed cup tender baby greens (such as mesclun, oak or butter lettuce)
- 8Hawaiian sweet rolls, split
- Sliced dill pickles, for serving
Step 1In a small bowl, combine soy sauce, vinegar and 1/4 teaspoon of the sesame oil and mix well. In another small bowl, stir mayonnaise with the remaining 1 1/4 teaspoons sesame oil; set aside.
Step 2Place flour and egg in 2 separate bowls. Season fish slices with salt and pepper. Dredge fish in flour, dusting off excess, then place on a large plate.
Step 3In a large nonstick skillet, heat safflower oil over medium. Dip each piece of breaded fish one at a time in beaten egg, then place in skillet. Cook until golden and cooked through, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate to drain and season with salt.
Step 4Add scallions and lettuce to soy sauce dressing, season with salt and pepper and toss to evenly coat. Smear cut sides of rolls with some of the sesame mayonnaise. Divide scallion salad on bottom buns and top each with 1 jeon. Arrange pickles on top and close sandwiches; serve immediately.