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A Simple Recipe for Scallion Pancakes

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Jack is a volunteer at the CCNY Archives. Before retiring, he worked at IBM for over 28 years. His articles have over 120,000 views.

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Introduction

Scallion pancakes is one of my favorite appetizers. You can buy ready made frozen from Chinese grocery stores or from Hmart. They come 4 to a pack and you can pan fried them in minutes. However, there is nothing better than home made scallion pancakes from scratch. It only takes a few extra minutes to make.

Ingredients

  • flour
  • hot water
  • chopped scallion
  • oil
  • salt

How To Make Scallion Pancakes

Start with some flour in a large bowl. Mix with hot boiling water and do it slowly and mix the flour using chopsticks. Add the water in small increments and better use less than more. Once the flour is mixed, you can knead it on a flat table with a rolling motion using the palm of your hand.

Place a wet cloth over the dough and let it sit for 30 minutes.

Roll the dough using a rolling pin and make a pie the size of a pizza pie.

Spoon some cooking oil over the dough and completely cover the pie.

Shake some salt all over.

Sprinkle the chopped scallion all over the pie.

Roll up the pie starting with one edge into a tight role.

Cut the roll into 4 sections.

Twist each section and flatten and shape into a small pancake.

Use the rolling pin to flatten a bit more and sprinkle some flour to avoid sticking.

Heat up pan with oil, and fried the pancake till brown on both sides.

Serve hot with dipping sauce made of soy sauce and vinegar.

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This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2020 Jack Lee

Comments

Umesh Chandra Bhatt from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on December 14, 2020:

Simple and elegant. Good one.

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