A simple and easy Chinese Scallion Pancake recipe that makes a great savory and flavorful appetizer or snack.
We recently had some beautiful weather over the last weekend and since we still preferred to stay home and social distance, we just spent the afternoon swimming and chilling in our backyard. Dinner was already in the grill and the table was set for us to dine out in our patio. But knowing my kids, whenever they swim or are just playing in the pool, they seem to get extremely hungry the moment they step out of the water. Since dinner won't be ready for another 20 minutes or so, I quickly whipped up these super delicious Chinese Scallion Pancakes for them to have as an appetizer and to tide them over until dinner was ready.
These Chinese Scallion Pancakes are so easy and simple, you can make it in no time with just some pantry staples. Served hot straight off the skillet, my family literally devoured it in 60 seconds!
Chinese Scallion Pancakes
by Miss Crumbs A lot, adapted from food52
1 cup All Purpose Flour (unbleached) with extra for dusting
1/2 tsp Sea salt
1 tbsp Ghee or Clarified Butter
1/4 cup Water
2 tbsp Milk (I used 2%)
1/2 cup Scallion (thinly sliced)
2 tbsp Vegetable Oil
Dipping Sauce Ingredients
2 tbsp Light Soy Sauce
1 tbsp Rice Wine Vinegar
1 tsp Sesame oil
Dash of White Pepper Powder
1. Please refer to the pictures above throughout the recipe. Make dipping sauce by whisking all the ingredients together and set aside. You may also use store bought dumpling sauce. In a mixing bowl, combine flour and salt.
2. Combine 1/4 cup of water and 2 tbsp of milk in a microwavable bowl or measuring cup. Warm it up in the microwave for 1 minute. Pour the mixture into the flour and mix with a spatula until a soft dough is formed. You may add more warm water or flour but do not rush to do so yet. Use your hands to mix the dough until it is soft and does not stick to your hands. You may find that with some patience and kneading, no additional water or flour may be needed at all.
3. Lightly dust clean counter top or clean surface with some flour, knead the dough for about a minute or two. Divide the dough into 2 pieces and allow it to rest, covered with a slightly damp paper towel for about 5 minutes.
4. Keeping counter top light dusted with flour, roll out one dough into a 8"round circle with a flour dusted rolling pin, to about 1/8" thick. Repeat with second ball of dough.
5. Using your finger tips, smear the ghee or clarified butter over rolled out dough. From the edge of the circle, roll up the dough into a tight log. Then, roll up the log into a tight spiral ball. Repeat with the second rolled out dough. Allow it to rest, covered with a slightly damp paper towel for about 5 minutes.
6. Keeping counter top light dusted with flour, roll out one spiral dough ball into a 8"round circle with a flour dusted rolling pin, to about 1/8" thick. Repeat with second spiral ball of dough.
7. Sprinkle the thinly sliced scallions on top of the rolled out dough. From the edge of the circle, roll up the dough into a tight log again. Then, roll up the log into a tight spiral ball again. Repeat with the second rolled out spiral ball of dough. Allow it to rest, covered with a slightly damp paper towel for about 5 minutes.
8. Keeping counter top light dusted with flour, gently roll out one spiral dough ball with scallions into a 8"round circle with a flour dusted rolling pin, to about 1/8" thick. Repeat with second spiral ball of dough with scallions. Set aside covered with slightly damp paper towel until ready to fry.
9. In a non-stick frying pan or skillet, heat up 2 tbsp of vegetable oil over medium to medium high heat. Carefully lay one pancake into frying pan. Fry until the underside is golden brown, gently flip and cook the other side until it is golden brown as well.
10. Remove from heat and onto a chopping board. Cut into 8 triangle slices and serve hot with dipping sauce.
Makes 2 pancakes
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