Homemade Scallion Pancakes

With all this snow I have been extra inspired (read: bored) to cook lots of new things.  Late at night is when the best and worst cravings happen, usually for chinese food.  But with all this snow I feel bad about making anyone go outside, so it was time to make it for myself!  This is a really easy recipe for scallion pancakes.  It takes 3 ingredients, so easy, oh and it tastes JUST like delivery.  Try this on this fabulous snow day instead of making someone deliver to you!

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 cup chopped scallions
  • 1/4 cup oil + 2-3 tablespoons for cooking
  • sesame seeds 1 teaspoon (optional)

For the dipping sauce:

  • soy sauce
  • rice wine vinegar
  • minced garlic or garlic powder
  • sugar
  • red pepper flakes

How to:

  1. Begin by adding the boiling water to the flour, then add the oil and sesame seeds.
  2. Using a spoon (not your hands) stir and it will form a dough.  This will be hot, but try to use your hands a little make sure all the flour is wet and form a ball.
  3. Let sit for 30 minutes covered in plastic wrap.
  4. Roll into a log and then cut into 4 even pieces (each piece makes 1 pancake)
  5. Roll out the dough into a circle on a floured surface, then add in some chopped scallions. Roll up like a jelly log and then again roll out into a flat pancake.
  6. Do this again once more.
  7. Then get a pan and heat the 2-3 tablespoons of oil to very hot (not smoking). Add the pancake in the pan facing AWAY from you, do not burn yourself.
  8. Let cook for 5 minutes on each side until golden.
  9. For the dipping sauce mix equal parts soy sauce and vinegar, and generous dashes of everything else (really easy).
  10. I tried to cook it in less oil and it wasn’t as good.  Baking was okay but frying was by far the most superior preparation.
  11. If this seemed confusing, enjoy the photo tutorial below!

I didn’t have a rolling pin, but I used a beer bottle (cleaned) and it did the job!

DSC_0024 DSC_0027 DSC_0028First round of rolling out and adding scallions

DSC_0029 rolled into a jelly roll

DSC_0031tuck in the corners to make a ball again DSC_0032roll out, add more scallions and repeat DSC_0035ready to get cooked!

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