Jeon is the Korean word for fried, pancake-like items. You may be familiar with regular pajeon (green onion pancake), haemul pajeon (seafood pancake) and others from restaurants. This recipe uses ripe kimchi to add a nice flavor to the ordinary pajeon.
½ of a head of napa kimchi (this is called a "pogi") -- if you only have pre-cut kimchi slices, use approximately 1½ - 2 cups
1½ cup all purpose flour
3-4 stalks of green onions
1 bacon strip
1 cup water
If you are using a pogi, cut the napa head into small pieces, first cutting in the middle, then cutting into about ½" long pieces. This should amount to about 1¾ cup of cut kimchi. Save the juice and set it aside.
In a mixing bowl, mix the flour and water using an egg beater. Add kimchi (including juice) to this mixture.
Cut green onion through the middle, then cut the halves into about 2-3" long pieces.
Cut bacon strip into 3-4 pieces, and add this into a frying pan on medium heat. The bacon will flavor the kimchi while frying.
Add one small scoop of kimchi batter onto the frying pan, then lay the green onion pieces on top, arranging lengthwise and pushing it down slightly into the pancake. Fry 1-2 minutes or until the edges get slightly brown. Turn it over and fry, patting it down lightly – fry for 1-2 min and turn the heat off. Serve warm.