Green Onion Pancakes
(Scallion Pancakes)

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Video Instructions:

Ingredients for 8 pancakes:

  • 1 1/2 cups (200 g) all purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup finely chopped green onions or scallions
  • 1/2 cup and 1 1/2 tbsp. (140 cc) hot water
  • 1 tbsp. (15 cc) coconut oil or vegetable shortening
  • 1 tsp. toasted sesame oil
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 3 tbsp. salad oil

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl, sift 1 1/2 cups (200 g) all purpose flour. Add 1/2 cup and 1 1/2 tbsp. (140 cc) hot water and stir until the ingredients are blended well.
  2. Sprinkle flour over a kneading board or other appropriate kneading surface. When the dough is still hot, knead the dough for about 3 minutes or until it becomes soft and elastic. Shape the dough into a ball and place it back in the bowl, covering it with plastic wrap. Let the dough rest for about 30 minutes.
  3. Place the dough on a lightly floured surface and cut the dough into 2 sections. While making sure that the dough does not stick to your kneading surface, roll the dough into a 14-inch circle.
  4. Spread 1/2 tbsp. coconut oil or vegetable shortening on the dough. Next, spread 1 teaspoon of toasted sesame oil. Sprinkle 1/4 teaspoon salt. Finally, sprinkle 1/3 cup chopped green onions on the dough.
  5. Roll the dough into a long cylinder. Cut the dough into four sections and make each section into a spiral/snail shape. Flatten the spiral with the palm of your hand. Roll it out into a 5" (13 cm) disk. Repeat with other 3 pieces. Now you can repeat the above steps with other half of dough, to make a total of 8 uncooked pancakes.
  6. Heat 1 tbsp. salad oil in a frying pan. Put one of the pancakes in the pan and immediately flip it over to coat the dough with oil evenly. Cover with a lid and cook each side about 3 minutes or until nicely browned.
  7. Serve hot with soy sauce.