Betty made Green Onion Pancake in the Caring Place Community Kitchen. I’m afraid this is only blog with one photo as the rest of the photos did not turn out well. I’ll try my best to illustrate the process without pictures.
Nanzaro loves this Green Onion Pancake and he ate the two pancakes that I brought home from the community kitchen. I made a batch for him at home the following week. This is really simple to make.
- 4 cups all purpose flour
- 1 cup boiling water
- 1/2 cup cold water
- 2 tablespoons of salt for brushing
- 1 tablespoon of salt for springkling
- 1 bunch of green onions, finely chopped
- more oil for frying
- Measure the flour into a large bowl. Slowly add in the boiling water and mix with a wooden spoon. Using boiling water will partially cook the flour resulting a more tender pancake. Continue with the adding of the cold water and at this point the dough will be rather loose. Dump the dough and the rest of the loose flour on a clean counter. Use your hand to form the dough into a ball. Add a little bit of water if necessary.
- Divide the dough into 4 equal pieces. Roll one piece of the dough into a log and further divide the log into 4 pieces. This recipe will yield 16 pancakes.
- Roll one piece of dough using a rolling pin into an oblong shape, about 5″ x 3″.
- Brush with oil and sprinkle with salt and finely chopped green onion. It is important to finely chopped the onion so that when you flatten the dough, the onion will not break out from the dough. Do not put too much green onion and leave about 1 inch from the top of the dough as the onion will be pushed up when you roll the dough up.
- Roll the dough lengthwise away from you into a log.
- With the seam side down, roll one end of the log inward into a spiral form and tug the other end of the log under the spiral.
- Use your palm to slightly flatten the spiral. Use a rolling pin to gently flatten the dough into a pancake form, about 1/2 cm thick and 3″ diameter. This will result a pancake that will give you a better bite.
- Repeat for all the remaining dough.
- Heat a frying pan with a tablespoon of oil on medium heat.
- Pan fry the pancake for 3 to 4 minutes on each side until golden brown.
- Drain the pancakes in a paper towel lined baking pan.
- You may freeze these pancakes and reheat them in a toaster oven for a warm handy after school snack or for your kids lunch box.
Betty, thank you so much for showing us this recipe. I’m sure this will be one of my family’s favourite.