Fried Scallion Pancakes

Whether you eat them as an accompaniment to a Chinese feast, or just as a snack or appetizer, these salty fried pancakes are a popular street food snack served up hot in East Asia. Plain soy sauce is the perfect dip.

Serves: 6Hands-on: 20 minutesTotal: 50 minutesDifficulty: Medium

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 2½ tsp. sesame oil
  • ¾ cup hot water
  • 6 scallions, chopped (green parts only)
  • 4 Tbsp. vegetable oil

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine flour and salt. Slowly add 2 teaspoons sesame oil and water, mixing just until a dough forms. You may need a little bit less than ¾ cup water.
  • Knead dough for a few minutes, then let sit for 30 minutes.
  • Divide dough into 6 balls (2"). Roll out each ball on a lightly floured surface. Brush with remaining sesame oil and cover with scallions. Roll up dough and twist to form a ball. Roll out again ¼" thick.
  • Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Fry each pancake in hot oil 1 to 2 minutes on each side. Slice into squares or wedges and serve.

Recipe Information

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 2½ tsp. sesame oil
  • ¾ cup hot water
  • 6 scallions, chopped (green parts only)
  • 4 Tbsp. vegetable oil

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine flour and salt. Slowly add 2 teaspoons sesame oil and water, mixing just until a dough forms. You may need a little bit less than ¾ cup water.
  • Knead dough for a few minutes, then let sit for 30 minutes.
  • Divide dough into 6 balls (2"). Roll out each ball on a lightly floured surface. Brush with remaining sesame oil and cover with scallions. Roll up dough and twist to form a ball. Roll out again ¼" thick.
  • Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Fry each pancake in hot oil 1 to 2 minutes on each side. Slice into squares or wedges and serve.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories180
Total Fat3g
Saturated Fat0g
Cholesterol0mg
Sodium200mg
Total Carbohydrate31g
Dietary Fiber1g
Sugars0g
Protein4g