Korean Fish Juhn | Sangsun Juhn

Sangsun Juhn | 생선전

Fish Juhn


1/2 pound fresh grouper filets or any similar white fish filets*
1 to 2 teaspoons kosher salt
freshly ground black pepper or white pepper
2 extra large eggs
1/3 cup flour
canola oil

Optional garnish:
Sookat(edible chrysanthemum leaves, also known as Shingiku and Tung Ho), thinly sliced red pepper or green pepper rings, shilgochu (dried red pepper strips)

*If using frozen filets, after thawing, place the filets in a paper towel lined tray to drain the excess liquid.

Dipping Sauce (per person)
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar or white vinegar
1 tablespoon water
pinch freshly ground black pepper

In a glass measuring cup, combine desired amount of the dipping sauce. Pour in individual dishes, one for each person.

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Blot the filet with a paper towel. Using a sharp knife, slice on a bias to 1/5 inch thick pieces.

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Sprinkle both sides with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper. You can also use ground white pepper.

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Beat the eggs in a bowl. Place the flour in a separate bowl.

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Dust with flour shaking off the excess. Transfer them on a parchment lined tray in one layer.

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Heat a pan on medium heat. After the pan has been heated, add the oil.

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Spread the oil evenly so that the whole surface is well coated.

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Place 4 to 5 pieces in the beaten eggs. Coat both sides one at a time and place it in the pan.

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Repeat with the pieces placing them about 1/2 inches apart until the pan is full. Cook for about a minute on medium to medium low heat.

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If desired, place the garnish on top

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Turn them over and cook just until golden.

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Drain the excess oil by placing the cooked pieces on top of a paper towel in one layer. Repeat the cooking steps with the rest of the pieces in batches.

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Transfer to a serving platter showing the presentation side. Serve with a dipping sauce.

Cook’s Note: Essential Steps to Making Juhn

Clean Pan:

Before cooking each batch, wipe the pan clean with a paper towel. Add the oil and spread evenly.

Adding Additional Oil:

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Drizzle a couple teaspoons of oil as needed around the perimeter of the pan in a circular motion. This will allow for the cold oil to heat up and spread evenly in the pan. Do not add on top of the cakes or in the middle.