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Fried Kimchi

Rated as 4.5 out of 5 Stars

"Kimchi is a popular Korean side dish featuring fermented cabbage. Other vegetables can be used and applied with the same fermentation process to produce a similar taste and different textures. In this recipe, I fry some kimchi to completely alter the taste and texture for a smoky doppelganger! It is so great with Korean barbeque and with plain old rice. It is certainly one of my favorites and so easy to make. Enjoy hot or cold! Sprinkle sesame seeds on top as a garnish."
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20 m servings 25
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Heat a nonstick skillet to medium-high heat. Add kimchi. Saute until fragrant and slightly yellow, about 5 minutes. Add sesame oil; cook until kimchi is coated, 2 to 3 minutes. Pour in vinegar to coat the bottom of the skillet. Increase heat slightly; bring vinegar to a boil. Add sugar. Reduce heat to low; cook until sugar dissolves and kimchi is browned, about 3 minutes.


  • Cook's Note:
  • Do not drown the kimchi in vinegar! Just use enough so that it coats the pan. Kimchi is already prepared with vinegar so you do not want to use too much.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 25 calories; 0.7 4.7 0.6 0 249 Full nutrition

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Excellent! I did this with homemade Kimchi and it was spicy and delicious. I recommend using a whole teaspoon of sesame oil.

A nice change on just plain Kimchi. Those who already like Kimchi will love it. Those who just tolerate Kimchi will like it. Some family members never will, so gave it 4 stars. I served with...