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Scallion Pancakes

A savory pancake recipe that uses a lot of scallions
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 40 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Main Course, Snack
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 2 people
Calories 844 kcal


  • 2 cups flour
  • ¾ cup warm water
  • cup vegetable oil
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 1 cup scallions sliced
  • ½ cup chives sliced
  • ½ tsp salt


  • Mix 2 cups of flour and the warm water in a mixing bowl.
  • Put vegetable oil on your hands instead of flour. Then, knead the dough for 5 minutes. Set aside and let the dough rest for 30 minutes.
  • Cut up about 1 cup of scallions (only the green part) and 1/2 cup of chives.
  • Put the oil in a large skillet and heat up on medium heat. Add the unused portions of the scallions (white part) and any leftover chives you didn't slice. Fry until the veggies are brown to release their flavor into the oil. Take the veggies out and discard them.
  • Let the oil cool down for 3 minutes, then pour into a heat resistant bowl with your 1/4 cup of flour. Mix them together .
  • Cut the dough from earlier into 4 equal portions. Oil up a rolling pin and roll the portions flat.
  • Brush the flat dough with the oil, flour mixture from earlier.
  • Sprinkle 1/4 of your scallions and chives onto each portion.
  • Slowly fold the dough forward and back onto it self, 1 inch at a time, so that it resembles an accordion.
  • Flatten the accordion dough, then roll it like a sleeping bag from both ends, meeting in the middle, so you have what looks like 2 rolled up sleeping bags.
  • Take one sleeping bag, put it on top of the other, and flatten it into a disc. Roll it until it is pancake then. Repeat this process 3 more times for the other portions of dough.
  • Add vegetable oil to a skillet and heat it up. Fry the pancakes, 1 at a time, 4 minutes each side, or until it is your desired level of crispy. Enjoy!



Calories: 844kcalCarbohydrates: 111gProtein: 16gFat: 38gSaturated Fat: 30gSodium: 592mgPotassium: 301mgFiber: 5gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 934IUVitamin C: 15mgCalcium: 64mgIron: 7mg
Keyword chinese food, chives, pancakes, scallion pancake, scallion pancake recipe, scallions
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