Wednesday, November 23, 2011

green Onion Pancake

After a busy day, when coming home, what is more relaxing than sitting on the sofa, browsing a journal or watching tv or talking with your family, laughing together... and eating some Snacks. Chips and co might be not bad but one can do better no? So looking through my favourite Blogs I discovered this recipe for green onion pancakes. It needs some time to prepare them but the result compensates all the efforts you had... In fact I would double the recipe and freeze some of the unfried Pancakes for a later use. I was not sure if there would be a loss in taste when preparing them after having them freezed: I found no difference and so you really can come home, go to the freezer, take out your pancakes, fry them and inbetween a short time you have a delicious snack and then: sit down, relax and savour..... 
I also tried some variations for ex. by using basil leaves instead of  green onion.. I did not like this combination. I prefer the original recipe with the green onions...
(Recipe source: and Easy Chinese Recipes from Bee Yinn Low, p. 46)
You need (for about 8 - 10 little pancakes):
200 g all-purpose flour
1  tsp salt
125 ml hot water
3 green onions (green parts only, trimmed and cut into small rounds, to yield about 1/3 cup)
2 tbsp oil (I used olive oil)
Some more oil for frying
How to prepare:
1. In a bowl mix flour and salt and add the boiled water slowly. Knead the dough until well combined and getting smooth. Let rest for about 30 minutes
2. Cut the green onion (only the green part)
3. Divide the dough in more or less equal parts and roll each portion of the dough in your palms to form a ball. Meanwhile the other dough is waiting, cover it with a slightly moisten handkerchief
4. With a rolling pin roll each dough ball to a thin disc (do it on a parchment paper - so you will not need some flour for the rolling..)
5. Disperse on each dough-disc the green onion and coil up like a snail

6. Roll each snail with a rolling pin until it looks like a small pancake and brush with some oil until frying
7. Heat up some oil in a non sticking pan to moderate heat and put in the pancakes. Shallow fry each green onion pancake until golden brown on each side

Delicious with some green tea and some sour cream dip....


Erelle said...

super delicious :)

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