Chinese Scallion Pancakes

Serve these savory treats as snacks or appetizers with a variety of Asian-inspired dipping sauces.

Serves: 4Hands-on: 1 hourTotal: 1 hour 30 minutesDifficulty: Medium

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 Tbsp. toasted sesame seed oil
  • 1 cup sliced scallions, divided
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • ¼ cup canola oil

Directions

  • Place flour in a large bowl. Gradually add boiling water, stirring until dough begins to come together. Turn dough out onto a floured surface and knead until smooth, about 5 minutes. Place in a bowl, cover, and allow to sit for 30 minutes in a warm place.
  • Divide dough into 4 equal pieces and roll into balls. Cover to keep from drying out. Roll one ball into an 8" circle on a lightly floured surface. Spread a thin layer of sesame oil over the surface of the dough. Sprinkle evenly with ¼ cup scallions and ¼ teaspoon sea salt. Roll up circle into a cigar shape, then shape into a spiral like a cinnamon roll. Tuck the outside end underneath the roll. Using the palm of your hand, gently flatten the spiral, then roll out into a 7" circle. Repeat with the rest of the dough.
  • Heat canola oil in a heavy 8" cast-iron or nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Cook pancakes about 2 minutes on each side, until golden brown. Drain on paper towels.

Recipe Information

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 Tbsp. toasted sesame seed oil
  • 1 cup sliced scallions, divided
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • ¼ cup canola oil

Directions

  • Place flour in a large bowl. Gradually add boiling water, stirring until dough begins to come together. Turn dough out onto a floured surface and knead until smooth, about 5 minutes. Place in a bowl, cover, and allow to sit for 30 minutes in a warm place.
  • Divide dough into 4 equal pieces and roll into balls. Cover to keep from drying out. Roll one ball into an 8" circle on a lightly floured surface. Spread a thin layer of sesame oil over the surface of the dough. Sprinkle evenly with ¼ cup scallions and ¼ teaspoon sea salt. Roll up circle into a cigar shape, then shape into a spiral like a cinnamon roll. Tuck the outside end underneath the roll. Using the palm of your hand, gently flatten the spiral, then roll out into a 7" circle. Repeat with the rest of the dough.
  • Heat canola oil in a heavy 8" cast-iron or nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Cook pancakes about 2 minutes on each side, until golden brown. Drain on paper towels.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories390
Total Fat18g
Saturated Fat2g
Cholesterol0mg
Sodium10mg
Total Carbohydrate50g
Dietary Fiber2g
Sugars1g
Protein7g