Video:How To Make Scallion Pancakeswith Gretchen Siegchrist
Scallion pancakes are a savory treat that you can serve as an appetizer or snack. Fry up some scallion pancakes today!See Transcript
Transcript:How To Make Scallion PancakesHi, I'm Gretchen Siegchrist for About.com Food, and I'm going to show you how to make scallion pancakes. These are great with a dipping sauce, on their own as a snack, or served as a side dish with a stir fry.
Scallion Pancake IngredientsFor the scallion pancakes, you will need:
- 1 cup of flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 whole egg
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 cup of water
- 1 green chili
- 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/8 teaspoon sesame oil
- vegetable oil for cooking
- 4 scallions
- 1/4 cup cilantro leaves
Scallion Pancake Dipping Sauce IngredientsFor the dipping sauce, you will need:
- 1/3 cup soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
- 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
- 1 teaspoon sesame seeds
Mince the Chili PeppersBegin by mincing the chili pepper into tiny pieces. Be sure to remove all of the seeds.
Mix the Scallion Pancake BatterSeparate one egg and get rid of the white. Mix the yolk together with another whole egg. In a bowl, mix together the flour and the salt. Add the egg, water, chili, black pepper and sesame oil. Whisk these ingredients together to form a thin batter. Heat three quarters tablespoons vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.
Chop the ScallionWhile the oil is heating up, mince the cilantro and slice the scallions. You can use all of the white part and about one inch of the green.
Fry the Scallion PancakesAdd one half cup of the batter to the hot oil and sprinkle the top with one quarter of the scallions and one quarter of the cilantro. Fry the pancakes for about two minutes on each side until it is golden brown. Then remove it from the pan and transfer it to a paper towel.
Continue Frying the PancakesAdd a little more oil to the skillet and then use another half cup batter and some of the cilantro and the scallions to make another pancake. Repeat this process until you have used all of the batter.
Mix the Scallion Pancake Dipping SauceWhile the pancakes are frying, mix together the soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil and sesame seeds to make the dipping sauce. Serve the pancakes hot or at room temperature, sliced into triangles with the dipping sauce on the side. Enjoy.
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