One thing I’ve never seen in “mix” form is scallion pancakes. You’ve probably had these delightful, fluffy and flavorful pancakes at a Chinese restaurant or maybe at Korean BBQ along with the plethora of salads. These heavier-than-a-crepe pancakes are so easy to make and great with a dash of soy, ponzu or even teriyaki sauce.
Recipe and more pictures after the jump…
Whisk together in a large bowl:
1 cup water
1/4 teaspoon sesame oil (or any vegetable you have around)
Slowly add in the dry ingredients. Once packaged, Everything But The will include all of these dry ingredients, pre-mixed, in our fantastic, eco-friendly containers so all you have to do is pour into the wet ingredients above!
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup rice flour
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
Dash of chili powder
Pinch of fresh ground black pepper
1 cup chopped scallions
Whisk everything together so that there are no lumps. The great part about the rice flour is it provides a smooth, thin consistency very quickly.
Next, heat a large pan to medium-high heat with 2 tablespoons of oil (vegetable oil works just fine). Pour in about 1/2 cup of your batter mix and pan-fry on one side for about 1-2 minutes, then flip and fry the other side. Watch the pan closely and lift the side of the pancake to check for doneness before flipping.
Once done, transfer to a plate and serve it up with any variety of Asian toppings. Any of the following combinations are great:
- Ponzu with lemon zest
- Teriyaki sauce with orange segments
- Soy sauce with grated ginger and cilantro
- Wasbi mayonaise
Next time I’m going to test these with dried shitaki mushrooms to see how I can inject another umami ingredient into the mix. I’m sure I’ll have to let it sit at room temperature for a few minutes so the mushrooms can re-hydrate in the batter, but I have high hopes for the outcome.
If you try this at home, let me know your thoughts and leave a comment below.