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Korean Tuna Cakes

Korean Tuna Pancakes (Chamchijeon) (20-min. Recipe)

Korean Tuna Cakes (Chamchijeon). Delicious, filling, spicy and savoury. A fantastic side dish to make for dinner or lunch. Only takes 20 minutes to whip up!
5 from 9 votes
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Total Time 18 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine korean
Servings 4 pieces
Calories 94 kcal


  • 150 gram canned tuna
  • 1 red chilli de-seeded & finely chopped
  • 1 stalk green onion finely chopped
  • 1 egg
  • 5 tbsp whole wheat flour heaping tbsps
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp sesame seeds crushed in the palm of your hands
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • Avocado oil for frying


  • In a large mixing bowl, mix everything except for avocado oil.
  • In a hot pan set over medium-high heat, add avocado oil. Then scoop 2-3 tbsp of batter into your pan. Flatten with a fork to form a patty. Fry on each side for 3-4 minutes or until golden brown. Enjoy!


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Suggested Equipment & Products

Large Non-Stick Pan
Mixing bowl
Measuring Set
Santoku Knife
Cutting Board
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Calories: 94kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 110mg | Potassium: 161mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 219IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg