Friday, May 1, 2009

Scallion Pancakes

I made this a few weeks ago, but I didn't take the time to post...
doing a little catch up tonight. ;-)

Scallion Pancakes
2 C flour
3/4C hot water
1/4 T salt
Sesame oil
Scallions, chopped

Sift flour and salt in a bowl. Slowly add the hot water and stir with a wooden spoon until dough comes together.

Turn out dough onto a lightly floured board and knead for 5 min. until very smooth and elastic (add flour a little at a time so it is not overly sticky, but don't add too much or it will dry out). Wrap dough in plastic wrap and let rest for 30 min.

Remove dough from plastic wrap, form into a log and cut into 6 pieces.

Ball up and flatten out each piece into a disk. Roll out as thin as you can without tearing. Brush the dough with sesame oil (I used the back of a spoon).

Sprinkle a layer of green onions, a little kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper. Roll up into a log.

Twist up the log (turning in opposite directions) into then roll up into a coil.

Flatten out each coil and rollout to a flattened disc. Heat up oil in a large skillet and FRY 'EM UP until golden brown! (note: if you decide to only use a few tablespoons of oil, the texture will be more like a... tortilla.

Cool and slice into wedges. I made a little dipping sauce of rice vinegar, soy and chili oil. I'd like to try another sauce next time. Maybe a sweet and sour one too?

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