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Zucchini Pancakes (Hobakjeon)

Zucchini Pancakes (Hobakjeon)

5 from 1 vote
These Zucchini pancakes (Hobakjeon) made with green onions are a delicious way of cooking zucchinis. Very easy to prepare and quick are perfect as a side dish or appetizer.
Servings 2 servings
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins


  • 1 medium-large zuchinni
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 green onion , chopped
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 or 3 tbsp vegetable oil for frying

Dipping Sauce

  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 green onion , chopped
  • 1 clove garlic , minced
  • 1 small chili pepper , chopped


  • Slice the zucchinis into thin disks, then cut the disks into matchsticks. 
  • In a bowl mix flour and water using a spoon. Add salt and pepper and stir in the zucchinis matchsticks and onion.
  • Heat a nonstick pan over medium heat. Sprinkle 2, 3 tbsp of vegetable oil. Add a spoonful of the batter to the pan, press and cook until the bottom turns light golden brown and crispy. Flip with a spatula and cook until browned on the other side.
  • Prepare the dipping sauce by mixing the soy sauce with onion, garlic and chili pepper. 
  • Serve hot and crispy along the soy dipping sauce.


Serving: 1gCalories: 388kcalCarbohydrates: 55.2gProtein: 10.1gFat: 14.4gSaturated Fat: 2.8gSugar: 2.9g
Calories: 388kcal
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: Korean
Keyword: appetizer, dish, Hobak jeon, Hobakjeon, korean, pancakes, soy sauce, zucchini