When I was growing up, my mother often made Korean-style fritters with whatever vegetables she had in the fridge. Just like most mothers in Korea, she waved her magic wand and the fabulous dish was created with a blink of an eye. They were crispy, yummy, and satisfying. I love Korean-style savory fritters and pancakes. They are just irresistible.

Today I will show you how easily you can create something so good with a few ingredients you might already have in your kitchen. These are pork and chive fritters with Korean-style dipping sauce. I used chives, but you can use Asian chives called Boochoo (부추) or green onions. These fritters also can be a gluten-free dish if you are using gluten-free soy sauce for your dipping sauce.

Chop the chives and mince a couple of garlic cloves.

Combine minced pork, chives, garlic, eggs, and sesame oil. You will also need to add some minced onion, too.

You will need sweet rice flour and potato starch.

Add the flours to the mixture and mix well with fork.

Heat some oil in a skillet over medium-low heat, add spoonful of batter, and spread out. Fry them until they are golden brown and crisp on the edge, about 2-3 minutes on each side.

Mix all the dipping sauce ingredients in a small bowl. I added fresh red chilies, but you can skip them if you prefer less heat.

Serve the fritters with dipping sauce while they are still warm.

You will love their crisp texture on the outside and the chewy fragrant taste inside. You can serve them as an appetizer or snack, or serve with some rice to make a meal.

Simple dish but big in taste — I hope you can give this recipe a try at your kitchen! 

~ Holly

Pork and Chive Fritters 

serves 4 as an appetizer


  • 1/2 lb minced pork
  • 1 small bunch chives, chopped
  • 1/2 onion, minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 6 tablespoons sweet rice flour
  • 4 tablespoons potato starch
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 3-4 tablespoon oil for frying

For the dipping sauce:

  • 4 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoon rice vinegar or sherry vinegar
  • 2 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds
  • 1 teaspoon Korean chili flakes or 1 fresh red chili, finely minced (optional)


  1. In a mixing bow, combine pork, chives, onion, garlic, eggs, and sesame oil. Season with salt and pepper. Add the rice flour and potato starch, mix well with a fork until everything is well combined.
  2. Heat oil in a skillet over medium-low heat. Drop a spoonful of batter and spread out to make rather thin fritter. Fry until they are golden brown and crisp on the outside, about 2-3 minutes. Adjust the heat so that it doesn't brown them too quickly. Serve warm with the dipping sauce.
  3. To make the dipping sauce, combine all the ingredients and mix well.

For more delicious Korean fritters and pancakes, click the images below to get the recipes.

Spinach Pancakes   Pork Perilla Dumplings   Pumpkin Pancakes

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