SCALLION PANCAKE

Scallion Pancake

Scallion pancakes is a traditional Chinese dish that’s easy to make with 5 simple ingredients. All you need are green onions, oil, flour, water and salt. With the unique folding technique to roll-out the dough, the pancakes turn out flakey, crispy and perfect for breakfast with a bowl of congee. I fry these up in batches and freeze to eat throughout the week, although they are tastiest right out of the pan.

Scallion Pancake
Serves 4
Quick and easy dish with only 5 ingredients
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
30 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 1/2 cups white flour
  2. 1 cup warm water
  3. vegetable oil
  4. salt
  5. 1 cup of chopped green onions
Instructions
  1. Mix the warm water and flour to create a dough. Knead until the dough is smooth. Brush the dough ball with oil and set aside.
  2. Finely chop the green onions
  3. Divide the dough into 4.
  4. On a clean, oiled surface, roll out the dough into a thin rectangle. Generously sprinkle the dough with salt and green onions. Along the long edge, roll the dough into a tight log.
  5. Cut the rolled dough log in half. Coil each half into a ball.
  6. With a rolling pin, roll the coiled ball flat again.
  7. Place the rolled out pancake in a lightly oiled pan, on medium heat and fry until golden brown (~2-3 mins). Flip the pancake and cook the other side for another 2-3 mins.
  8. Serve hot with optional dipping sauce of Chinese vinegar, sesame oil, light soy sauce and chili oil.
Tip
  1. Save the green onion heads (stop chopping when the stalk turns white), put them into a glass of water and they will quickly regrow.
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Step by Step Photos

Scallion Pancake
Ingredients

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Mix dough, brush with oil and set aside

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Chop green onions

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Roll out quarter dough ball

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Sprinkle with salt and green onions

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Roll up dough

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Coil rolled dough into ball

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Roll out dough ball again

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Pancake, ready to be fried