It’s been a rainy weekend and I was not about to go out in the cold to buy groceries… so I made these Chinese scallion pancakes with only 2 main ingredients: flour and chives. Obviously, you’re supposed to use scallions; but I didn’t have any so my little potted chive plant volunteered itself.
Here’s what you need:
- 1-1/2 cups flour
- 3 scallions (I used a tiny bundle of chives instead), cut up
- 1/2 cup of warm water
- few tablespoons of vegetable oil
- couple pinches of salt
Grab two bowls- one to mix the flour and water; then set aside a separate bowl and lightly oil that one. Start by mixing the water and flour in the first bowl. Add a little more flour, a tiny bit at a time, if the dough is sticky. Once the dough comes together, lightly flour your work area and knead your dough for about 5 minutes.
Once your dough is rested, tear the dough into 6 pieces, roll them each into a ball, then take a rolling pin to them to create 6 round pancakes. They’ll each be about 5 inches in diameter. Lightly brush the pancakes with vegetable oil. Sprinkle each with a bit of salt, then add your cut up scallions/chives.
That’s it! I like to serve them with soy sauce + Sriracha or soy sauce + vinegar. And some mint tea of course. These little pancakes are such good comfort food, especially on a rainy day. Hope you enjoyed this simple little recipe. Easy huh? <3