Simple Scallion Pancakes

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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.

Difficulty: Medium

Hands-on: 30 minutesTotal: 1 hour

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. sesame oil
  • ¾ cup hot water
  • 3 scallions, finely minced (green parts only)
  • 3 Tbsp. vegetable oil

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine flour and salt. Slowly add 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 six 2" balls. Roll out each ball on a lightly floured surface. Brush with sesame oil and cover with scallions. Roll up dough and twist to form a ball. Roll out again ¼" thick.
  • Fry each pancake in hot oil 1–2 minutes on each side. Fold into wedges and serve.

Recipe Information

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. sesame oil
  • ¾ cup hot water
  • 3 scallions, finely minced (green parts only)
  • 3 Tbsp. vegetable oil

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine flour and salt. Slowly add 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 six 2" balls. Roll out each ball on a lightly floured surface. Brush with sesame oil and cover with scallions. Roll up dough and twist to form a ball. Roll out again ¼" thick.
  • Fry each pancake in hot oil 1–2 minutes on each side. Fold into wedges and serve.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories230
Total Fat9g
Saturated Fat1.5g
Cholesterol0mg
Sodium200mg
Total Carbohydrate32g
Dietary Fiber1g
Sugars0g
Protein4g