This is my version of Chinese Scallion Pancakes. Warning in advance; these puppies are highly addictive!
Cut in squares they are the perfect snack, appetizer or party food for any pancake lover, not only because they’re so darn tasty and pretty cheap to make, but also because they’re hardly any work and only contain normal ingredients. They can be eaten warm as well as cold and you can clean out your fridge/vegetable drawer for them as well. It’s also a great way to sneak more veggies into your kids diet.
Giving you the basics because my ingredients tend to vary, it depends on what’s in my fridge. If you want to turn them into a full meal you can add some leftover chicken or thinly sliced ham. Throw in a handful of mushroom slices, bell pepper strips, bean sprouts, or bamboo shoots for a bit of crunch… drizzle Chinese red sauce or sweet chili sauce on top and you’re all set.
6 scallions (green onions/spring onions)
1 cup chicken broth
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 a tsp salt
4 bacon rashers
Optional: red sauce or chili sauce
* this recipe makes for 4 pancakes
I suppose you could use regular onions, but spring onions work so much better for these pancakes. I’m using 6 of them.
Thinly slice the spring onions diagonally (in a diamond shape).
Break two eggs over a big bowl and lightly beat them.
This step depends on how salty your broth is, mine wasn’t that salty so I’ve added 1/2 a tsp salt to the eggs
Add the spring onions, flour and 1 cup of chicken broth. Stir until it’s a smooth batter.
I’ve chopped up a few bacon rashers and added them to the batter.
Adding a few drops of sesame oil to the batter gives a great flavor!
Pour a little oil (mine was peanut oil) in a skillet and pour 1/4 of the batter in there. Cook until the edges turn brown.
Flip the pancake over and cook the other side for a minute or 2. Until slightly brown. Bake all the pancakes like this.
Now of course my intro and end shot needed chopsticks. And with me being a props addict, I needed special chopsticks. Are these cute or what? I really had to think of Steamy Kitchen when I bought these!
I like to cut them in squares and serve them with either Chinese red sauce or sweet chili sauce for dipping. Sprinkle some thinly sliced spring onions and red chili pepper on top for color & crunch. Simple, fast, cheap and so tasty!