Crispy and Flavorful: Homemade Scallion Pancake Recipe

Dish recipes: Scallion Pancake
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Scallion pancakes, a beloved staple in Chinese cuisine, are a delightful blend of crispy, flaky layers and the aromatic essence of fresh green onions. If you're eager to recreate the authentic flavors of scallion pancakes in your own kitchen, follow our step-by-step recipe to make these savory, satisfying treats.


For the Pancake Dough:

2 cups all-purpose flour

1 cup hot water

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

A pinch of salt

For the Scallion Filling:

2 cups finely chopped scallions (green parts only)

2 tablespoons sesame oil

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon white pepper (optional)

For Cooking:

Vegetable oil for frying


Preparing the Dough:

In a mixing bowl, combine the all-purpose flour and a pinch of salt.

Gradually add hot water while stirring the flour. Mix until it forms a dough.

Knead the dough for about 5 minutes until it becomes smooth and elastic. If it's too sticky, you can add a little more flour.

Divide the dough into equal-sized balls (usually 4-6, depending on how large you want your pancakes).

Roll each ball into a thin, flat circle. Brush each circle with vegetable oil.

Creating the Scallion Filling:

Mix the finely chopped scallions, sesame oil, salt, and white pepper in a bowl. This will be the filling for your pancakes.

Assembling the Pancakes:

Take one of the oiled dough circles and place it on a clean surface.

Sprinkle a generous amount of the scallion filling evenly over the dough.

Roll up the dough into a cylinder, like a jelly roll.

Take one end of the cylinder and coil it into a spiral, tucking the loose end underneath. You should now have a flat, coiled pancake.

Cooking the Scallion Pancakes:

Heat a pan over medium-high heat and add a couple of tablespoons of vegetable oil.

Once the oil is hot, carefully place a pancake in the pan.

Fry until the pancake is golden brown and crispy on both sides, about 2-3 minutes per side.

Remove the pancake from the pan and place it on a paper towel to drain any excess oil.

Repeat the process for the remaining pancakes, adding more oil to the pan as needed.

Serve and Enjoy:

Cut the scallion pancakes into wedges and serve them hot with your favorite dipping sauce, such as soy sauce or a mixture of soy sauce and vinegar.

Scallion pancakes are a wonderful addition to any meal or a satisfying snack on their own. Their crispy layers and savory scallion filling are sure to delight your taste buds. Enjoy these homemade treats with friends and family, and savor the authentic flavors of Chinese cuisine right from your kitchen.