Back to Chinese Scallion Pancakes

Print Options

 
 
 
 

Card Sizes

 
 
 
 Print
Chinese Scallion Pancakes Recipe

Chinese Scallion Pancakes Recipe

Unlike true pancakes, "Cong You Bing" (or Chinese scallion pancakes) are made from a dough instead of a batter. The tasty appetizers are the perfect "sponge" for mopping up extra sauce and can be made ahead of time for convenience. Just wrap in foil and reheat in the oven. —Jenni Sharp, Milwaukee, WI
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. + standing Cook: 5 min./batch YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/3 cups boiling water
  • 4 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 6 green onions, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • DIPPING SAUCE:
  • 3 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh gingerroot
  • 2 teaspoons rice vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

Directions

  • 1. Place flour in a large bowl; stir in boiling water until dough forms a ball. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 4-6 minutes. Place in a large bowl; cover and let rest for 30 minutes.
  • 2. Divide dough into eight portions; roll each portion into an 8-in. circle. Brush with 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil; sprinkle with heaping tablespoon of green onion and 1/8 teaspoon salt. Roll up jelly-roll style; holding one end of rope, wrap dough around, forming a coil, pinching to seal. Flatten slightly. Roll each coil to 1/8-in. thickness.
  • 3. In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon canola oil. Cook pancakes, one at a time, over medium-high heat for 2-3 minutes on each side or until golden brown.
  • 4. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine sauce ingredients. Serve with pancakes. Yield: 8 pancakes (1/4 cup sauce).

Nutritional Facts

1 pancake with 1-1/2 teaspoons sauce: 0 calories, 0g fat (0g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 0mg sodium, 0g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 0g fiber), 0g protein

Reviews for Chinese Scallion Pancakes

Sort By :
MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 9, 2015

"Great recipe. Just like the scallion pancakes we get from our favorite Chinese recipe in Manhattan. I need to roll them out a little thinner as they puff up a little when they hit the pan. That was my error. The pancakes are perfect. Thank you."

Loading Image

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.