With all this snow I have been extra inspired (read: bored) to cook lots of new things. Late at night is when the best and worst cravings happen, usually for chinese food. But with all this snow I feel bad about making anyone go outside, so it was time to make it for myself! This is a really easy recipe for scallion pancakes. It takes 3 ingredients, so easy, oh and it tastes JUST like delivery. Try this on this fabulous snow day instead of making someone deliver to you!
- 2 cups flour
- 1 cup boiling water
- 1 cup chopped scallions
- 1/4 cup oil + 2-3 tablespoons for cooking
- sesame seeds 1 teaspoon (optional)
For the dipping sauce:
- soy sauce
- rice wine vinegar
- minced garlic or garlic powder
- red pepper flakes
- Begin by adding the boiling water to the flour, then add the oil and sesame seeds.
- Using a spoon (not your hands) stir and it will form a dough. This will be hot, but try to use your hands a little make sure all the flour is wet and form a ball.
- Let sit for 30 minutes covered in plastic wrap.
- Roll into a log and then cut into 4 even pieces (each piece makes 1 pancake)
- Roll out the dough into a circle on a floured surface, then add in some chopped scallions. Roll up like a jelly log and then again roll out into a flat pancake.
- Do this again once more.
- Then get a pan and heat the 2-3 tablespoons of oil to very hot (not smoking). Add the pancake in the pan facing AWAY from you, do not burn yourself.
- Let cook for 5 minutes on each side until golden.
- For the dipping sauce mix equal parts soy sauce and vinegar, and generous dashes of everything else (really easy).
- I tried to cook it in less oil and it wasn’t as good. Baking was okay but frying was by far the most superior preparation.
- If this seemed confusing, enjoy the photo tutorial below!
I didn’t have a rolling pin, but I used a beer bottle (cleaned) and it did the job!