I feel a little bit better today that my cat survives his surgery. I hope he stays strong and will recover soon. I was in a much happier mood to try something new knowing that he is getting a bit better.  I searched on google for scallion pancake recipes. I made this once when I was in a cookery class in high school.  I remember this is one of those things that require a lot of work, and take a lot of skills too.  What was I thinking?  Why would I want to do all these work just for a piece of scallion pancake?  I don’t know.  Once in a while, I do weird things that I can’t explain myself.  Or may be I just needed something to take my mind off worrying about my cat.  I followed Ming Tsai’s recipe except it was too late when I realized I put in cold water instead of hot water.  I thought it can’t be that bad, it was just a small screw up.  Oh well… other than that, it was messy to make it too.  Plus, I wasn’t skillful enough.  It turned out more like a scallion nann bread than a thin scallion pancake.  LOL. Ya, I screwed up sometimes but it’s ok.  I’ll eat my consequence literally hahahha….I should have flatten it out more to make it thinner.  It is not a complete failure, but I certainly need more practice and need to follow the instruction 100% next time.

 

Roll the dough out, add scallion
Roll the dough out, add scallion
Roll it in a long swiss roll, then curl it like a spiral
Roll it in a long swiss roll, then curl it like a spiral
Flatten it out to make a 5 or 6 inches pancake
Flatten it out to make a 5 or 6 inches pancake
Pan fry the scallion pancakes
Pan fry the scallion pancakes
Scallion Pancakes
Scallion Pancakes

Ingredients:

  • All purpose flour, 2 cups
  • HOT water, 1 cup
  • Sesame oil, 1 Tbsp
  • Scallion, 5 or 6 stalks
  • Salt, a dash

Dipping sauce:

  • Soy sauce, ¼ cup
  • Chinese vinegar, ¼ cup
  • Ginger, minced, 1 tsp
  • Red pepper flakes, 1 tsp
  • Sugar, 1 tsp

 

Steps:

  1. Mix the dipping sauce in a small bowl.  Put it aside.
  2. Add a tablespoon of sesame oil in a bowl.  Put it aside.
  3. Cut scallions into small dices.  Add a pinch of salt.  Put it aside.
  4. Sieve flour in a large bowl.  Pour a little bit HOT water at a time to the flour and mix it with a spoon.  Continue to add water until the flour becomes a ball of dough.  You may not need the whole cup of water.
  5. Cover the dough with a piece of damp cloth and let it rest for 30 mins.
  6. Cut dough into 4 pieces. 
  7. Roll a piece of dough into a flat, thin pancake.  Brush some sesame oil on the pancake.  Add about a tablespoonful of scallion to the pancake, spread it out evenly.
  8. Then roll the pancake starting from one end of the dough to form like a swiss roll.  Then curl the roll to form like a spiral.  Then flatten it out with a rolling pin to form a 5 or 6 inches pancake.
  9. Use a non-stick frying pan. Spray some oil in it.  Use medium high heat.  Cook the pancake for about 2 minutes on one side.  Add a tablespoon of water to the pan. Then cover it for a minute. This will create some steam and help to cook the dough.  Flip the pancake over, and let it cook for another two or 3 minutes until it is golden brown or look crispy on the outside.  Serve it hot with the dipping sauce.

4 thoughts on “Scallion Pancakes (50 mins)”

  1. May your kitty have a very swift recovery. I have a little rescue shitzu she was in a puppy mill so got a very bad start in life. She has the entire family wrapped around her little paw and boy does she know it. The few times she has been ill was awful for all of us just like anyone of the other children.

  2. Thanks Alice! Pets are definitely like children. They are family. I thought I almost lost my cat over the weekend. I took him home today. I hope he is able to eat something. I’ll pray for him get better one day at a time.

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