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scallion pancake

Chinese Scallion Pancakes

Scallion Pancakes' vivid color and addictive taste make them a great finger food for your next get together.
Course Snack
Cuisine Chinese
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 4


  • 325 g flour
  • 260 ml water
  • 150 g green onion
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 45 g butter
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons white pepper
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


  • Place the water in a microwave and heat it till it just starts to bubble. Place the flour in a bowl, add the water and stir with chopsticks.
  • After it is mixed, place the dough onto the countertop and begin kneading.
  • Kneading the dough long enough so that it forms an even and smooth texture.
  • When you are done, place the kneaded dough on a sheet of baking paper, to stop it from sticking to the counter.
  • Next, place a large bowl over the dough to prevent it from drying out. The dough should be ready to use by the time you have prepared the other ingredients.
  • Begin preparing the green onions by washing them.
  • Next, chop them up finely and sprinkle them with salt.
  • Add the sesame oil and white pepper and mix well.
  • The green onion mixture is now done, and the dough should be ready by now, too. Cut the dough into 3 equal portions and shape each portion into a rectangle.
  • Using a rolling pin, roll out one portion of the dough as thin as possible, making it about 50 cm long and 35 cm wide.
  • Divide the butter into three equal pieces. Take one piece and smear it all over the surface of the dough. (You can use lard instead of butter; its saturated fatty acid content is a little lower than butter.)
  • Finally, spread the onion mixture evenly over the butter.
  • Start rolling the dough from the long side, towards the other side. Do this slowly, taking care not to push the air out.
  • Press the two ends of the rolled scallion together tightly.
  • Twist off a 5cm long section of the scallion dough and pinch the other end to stop the onion mixture from coming out. Each roll should make 10 pancakes.
  • Start making the pancakes by pressing each piece flat to a disc shape in the palms of your hands.
  • Pour olive oil into a flat-bottomed pan and place the pancakes into it.