My mom told me that I gotta try to make this spring onion/scallion pancakes. I never had this before . Mom got her recipe from her good friend. Since mom was bragging about it, it’s only right if I tried it out. Never doubt your mom! ha! This spring onion/scallion pancakes has became my favorite as well. You don’t need the whole arrays of main ingredients to make this, only flour, water, and spring onions.

What you will need:
  • About 1 lb (500 g) of spring onions (finely chopped)
  • 1.5 lbs (650 g) of all-purpose flour and more for sprinkling
  • ¾ cup hot water
  • 1 cup of water or more as needed
  • Olive oil for brushing
  • Dash of salt
  • Dash of pepper
  1. Mix the flour and the hot water together. Use a spoon to roughly combine, then add in the rest of the 1 cup of water and knead the dough until it is no longer sticky
  2. Divide the big dough into 2 doughs. Then the each dough divide into 4 smaller doughs - so you have total of 8 smaller doughs now
  3. Sprinkle your work area with some flour. Flatten each dough with a roller to form a circle (it's okay if it's not a perfect circle), not too thin, probably about ¼" in thickness. Sprinkle with dash of salt and lightly press the salt onto the flatten dough with your palm and brush with about ½ to 1 Tbsp of oil. Sprinkle with generous amount of spring onions (covered the entire area of flattened dough and leave about 1 inch from the edge)
  4. Roll the dough starting from the side near you to the other side and you end up with a long roll. Roll it again so it forms a pin-wheel like shape. Repeat with the rest of the doughs.Cover the dough and let them rest while working on another one
  5. Then take the first dough that you have pin-wheeled earlier and flatten again using roller pin to a circle about ¼" thick and continue to flatten the rest. This step is to ensure the spring onion is wrapped inside and evenly distributed. Then wrap each pancake with plastic wrapper and freeze before cooking
  6. When ready to use, just heat it up (in frozen state) in a non-stick skillet over medium heat. You will see some brown spots and that's normal.

When it is cool enough to handle, you can cut them into square pieces or eat them in whole if you like. You can eat this as is or if you have left-over curry sauce, that will be great as well. Another option is to dip this with soy sauce.


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  • Kristy

    I tried this just then! It was good, but alas by itself was a bit bland and I had no curries to eat it with. So whilst it was hot I spread some butter and sprinkled some grated parmesan on top. Delish! :)

    Next time I’ll try putting in garlic n more salt I think.

  • what to cook today

    Hi Kristy,

    Yes, I think eating it on its own is a bit bland. What a great idea to put some cheese and butter. Butter always makes things taste good. Putting more salt on the dough is a good idea too. I think I’m gonna try that next time with more salt and update the recipe.