Friday, November 28, 2008

We're having to get creative...

We have so much gimchi and only a month left in Korea. Even Min Jung said she probably wouldn't be able to eat that much gimchi in a month! And the sad thing is, I doubt we would be able to take it with us so we have to eat it or give it away. (T T) So we are doing our best to eat it!

This leads us to try and think of innovative and creative uses for gimchi. Our first attempt was to make "Gimchi Burgers". Why not combine the two most stereotypical Western food and Korean food? Here's what we did:
Matt made the hamburger patties as usual but then finely chopped a gimchi surprise to add in the meat. After that we cooked things normally and even made some homemade french fries. You couldn't really taste the gimchi but since we had left over burgers and ran out of lettuce, the next day we used gimchi (instead of lettuce) on top of the burger. This was delicious! Lotteria probably has something similar or else it should. I'd definitely have this again. Gimchi Recipe #1 was a success!

Does anyone have any other ideas for creative ways we can use gimchi? We're thinking about gimchi spaghetti or maybe a gimchi and fried egg sandwich? Post your fantastic recipe ideas in the comment section!

7 comments:

Bybee said...

gimchi nachos? gimchijeon?

If you still have an incredible backlog by the time next book group rolls around, I'll take some. Seriously.

ambearo said...

Gimchi nachos... that could work! ^^ I don't know how to make gimchi jeon. (T T) We'll keep you in mind if we have leftovers.

Natty said...

Gimchi on pizza? A colleague at work puts all sorts of leftovers on her pizza!

Bybee said...

They have the jeon mix at the store...you just have to add water. I saw it at homeplus.

Carter said...

My Dad usually goes through a 6 L of gimchi in about a week but he just eats it with plain rice.

Gimchi stir fried rice is good or you can make your own bibimbap.

Your hamburger and french fries look delicious!!!!! I am so hungry!!!

Anonymous said...

Gimchi Omelette? lol
Stephie

Kirsty Bryce said...

Gimchi cabbage rolls. So you can be bi-ethnic. Ukrainian food and Korean food are practically the same, right?