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Spring Onion Pancakes Recipe

Yields4 ServingsPrep Time10 minsCook Time10 minsTotal Time20 mins

Spring Onion Pancakes

 4 cups flour
 1 ½ cups cold water
 1 tbsp vegetable oil
 ¼ tsp salt
 2 sliced green onions
 ¼ cup oil

Mix together the flour and water until a dough is formed. On a lightly floured surface, knead the dough for a few minutes. Place in a bowl, cover and set aside for 30 minutes. minutes.


Roll out the dough to a 1/8 inch thickness. Brush a thin layer of oil or vegan margarine on the top, sprinkle with salt, and then press a layer of green onions into the dough.


Now here's the secret to making scallion pancakes: Once you have a flat layer of dough with the green onions on top, roll it all up into a cigar-like shape. Then, roll out the dough again onto a floured surface to about 1/8 inch thickness, pushing any green onions that escape back into the dough. This is the critical step that is going to give the pancakes their perfect texture and flakiness.


You may need to make two or three large pancakes, but try to make as few as possible. You'll slice them up to serve them, rather than make individual pancakes like you would with American breakfast pancakes.


Fry your scallion pancake in 1/4 inch of vegetable oil in a skillet over medium heat. Cook each scallion pancake for approximately 3 minutes on one side then flip and cook for 2 more minutes before placing the pancakes onto a paper towel-lined plate.


Salt to taste and serve immediately with soy sauce for dipping.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 136
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g11%

Saturated Fat 1g5%
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 502mg21%
Total Carbohydrate 17g6%

Dietary Fiber 2g8%
Protein 2g4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.