Chinese green onion pancakes June 22, 2008Posted by live2cook in Breakfast, Flat and Fried Breads.
Tags: Scallion Green onion Pancake Chinese
Occasionally, we go out to eat. When we do, we choose a restaurant that has kids friendly menu that suits our kid’s taste. Though the entrée don’t suit his tastes, most of the time the starters and salads will make his meal. So we look for restaurants that have appetizer options which are good and meat free.
Couple of weeks ago we went to a Szechuan restaurant. As we knew that our kid loves all kinds of bread, we ordered “Scallion Pancakes” for appetizer. As expected, he devoured the dish. We liked it a lot too. While eating, I asked my kid, “Do you like green onion pancakes, honey? Do you want mommy to make it at home?”. With full of happiness he replied, “Yes! I love it! I am Onion helper and mommy is pancake helper!”.
Though I didn’t know how to make scallion pancakes, I was confident that my blog friends would help me. When I searched for the recipe on the internet, I came across Barbara’s post about scallion pancakes with its history and the step by step instructions.
With instructions on hand, I decided to make them for dinner yesterday. I followed the instructions very carefully and the scallion pancake turned out well and was at par with the restaurant taste. I thank Barbara for the recipe and instructions. As this is the first Chinese dish that awed my kid, this goes to “A.W.E.D – Chinese” event hosted by DK. I am happy with the never fail recipe of Barbara and sending the same to “Your recipe rocks” event hosted by Madhuram. I would love to walk in the “Pancake on parade” event hosted by Susan, with the scallion pancake. As per Barbara, “Scallion Pancakes” are famous street food of Beijing. So this suits “MBP – Street food” event hosted by Sia too!
3 Cups All purpose flour
1 Cup hot water
1/2 bunch Green onions (Chopped)
2 Tbsp White sesame seeds ( I added this for nutty flavor)
2 tsp Salt
Oil for Shallow Frying
** I skipped black pepper as my kid hates spicy or hot food
1. Mix the flour and salt in a large mixing bowl. Add the hot water 2 Tbsp at a time while mixing the flour with a wooden spatula.
2. Mix well until a ball of dough forms. Knead briefly until smooth. Cover and allow to rest for an hour.
3. Take a lime sized ball and roll into 4 inch circle.
4. Spread some green onion pieces and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
5. Roll into a jelly roll.
6. Flatten it and roll again to a 3 inch circle.
7. Heat 1/4 inch of oil in a shallow frying pan.
8. When the oil is hot, place the rolled pancake and cook until brown spots appear on both sides. If you need a crispy pancake, leave it until it is browned well.
9. Drain well and serve hot.