I have always loved scallion pancakes but never made them.
Last week I made them twice.
Don’t get excited. They are easy but time consuming.
Plus I had to make a double batch and could have used a triple batch.
This is a recipe for a single batch which make six pancakes.
2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup boiling water
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup sesame seed oil for painting and more for frying
2 cups diced green scallions
Canola oil for frying
Take out your food processor
Add the flour, salt and boiling water
Pulse till the dough forms a ball
If too wet add more flour
Take the ball out of the bowl and wrap in plastic wrap
Refrigerate till cool
Cut into 6 equal pieces
I use my pasta machine to get the dough thin
Start with #1 and progress to #3
You should have a 8 to 9 inch piece of dough
Paint with a thin layer of sesame oil and fold in half
Repeat this 2 times
After that paint with the sesame oil again and add 1/6 of the scallions
Now this is a little different
Take one end of the pancake and roll it so it looks like a finger then roll the dough around like a cinnamon bun.
Flatten with your hand and using your rollin pin, roll till it is about 6 inches in diameter
Repeat with the remaining dough
Heat a skillet with three tablespoons canola oil and one teaspoon sesame oil
When the oil is hot add the pancake and cook till it is brown on one side then flip over for another minute
Drain on a paper towel
Continue cooking the rest of the pancakes
Put the pancakes on a moist paper towel and microwave for 12 to 20 seconds to heat them up
I used them to make gyro
I grilled lamb and shredded it
Smeared tsatziki sauce on the pancake, placed a good handful of meat, some grape tomatoes and a ton of lemon salad with feta cheese.
OMG I will make this over and over again.