Scallion pancakes (Spring onion pancakes). Your favorite flatbread just got a refreshing healthy touch with green scallions or spring onions. Here’s the foolproof recipe to recreate this Chinese classic at home. Flaky bites of pancakes dipped in the soy based sauce screams deliciousness from all angles.
When it comes to cooking with herbs and greens, I simply can’t go past the beautiful scallions or spring onions. They’re are very versatile and can be incorporated into a wide variety of recipes including omelet, soups, stews, stir fries, fried rice etc. To be exact, spring onions add a surprisingly delicious ‘wow’ factor to all your dishes.
These scallion pancakes or spring onion pancakes are obviously the best way to show off the beauty of these greens. I really love the specks of green in these pancakes. Best of all, they are totally nutritious.
Usually served as an appetizer along with the dipping sauce, these pancakes are made out of all-purpose (plain) flour and water. Just a simple combo of two basic ingredients from your pantry. Make sure you only use hot or boiling water to make the dough as it’ll activate the gluten in the pancakes resulting in flakier, crispier bites of perfection.
Even though scallion pancakes are called “pancakes”, technically, these are flatbreads made from rolled out dough. Now, once the smooth dough is ready, you can let it rest for about 15 minutes.
To achieve the best flaky texture, I’ve followed the techniques I used to make malabar parathas. And this means, rolling out the dough, creating a cylindrical shape, making coils, and rolling out again. We’ll also top them with plenty of sliced scallions to make them look fantastic.
Finally, cook them just like flatbreads. And done! The classic and best way to serve these scallion pancakes or spring onion pancakes is with the soy based dipping sauce. Trust me, these pancakes are scrumptious. Rave reviews from your friends and family is guaranteed!
More flatbread recipes:
- Butter naan
- Malabar paratha (Parotta)
- Lachha Paratha (Layered flatbread)
- Chapati / Phulka (Whole wheat flatbread)