Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Green Onion Pancakes

So I think it was a sign that I was supposed to make green onion pancakes today. This morning I was on foodgawker and what do I see? A recipe for green onion pancakes! Later I was flipping through a cooking magazine while in line at the grocery store and what do u knoww...Green onion pancakes! My good friend Whit has also talked about nothing else but these darn pancakes for the last two weeks! Every time we were remotely close to Legendary Noodle (a place here in Vancouver that makes em fresh) she wanted to stop. That's all that has been running through my head... green onion pancakes green onion pancakes....!! Well I don't know what took me so long because they are dead simple to make!! I surprised Whit by making them for her and said "So nooww can you pleease stop asking to go to Legendary Noodle!?" she said "Okay, but now I'll just keep asking for YOU to make them for me!". I grew up on these and they taste just like the ones I used to eat when I was little, the only thing I did differently was finish them with a little French Sea Salt but other than that, tastes just like childhood!
Green Onion Pancakes
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup warm water
2 tsp sesame oil
1/2 cup green onions, finely sliced
2 tbsp fresh chopped cilantro
Fleur de Sel (to finish)
Dipping Sauce
Hoisin Sauce
Sesame Oil
Garlic Chili Sauce
Water (to thin sauce out)
1. Mix to combine
Mix the flour, water and salt together and knead just until smooth. Cover and let rest 30 minutes in a bowl greased lightly with oil. Cut into 4 pieces

Roll the dough out, brush with sesame oil and sprinkle green onion and cilantro on top.

Roll like you would cinnamon bun dough or sushi, making sure it is rolled tight.

Coil into a circle

Roll out into a flat circle

Makes 4 yummy pancakes

Pan fry until golden on each side, the more oil you use the more evenly golden and crispy it will get.

Finish with sea salt and serve with dipping sauces.


Kasey said...

These look fantastic! I love the dipping sauce on the side, too. Will have to try to make them.

Laura said...

Thanks Kasey! Definitely give these a try! I recently tried making them again, this time with 1/2 whole wheat go..sometimes you just cant mess with a good thing!

Mummy Nana said...

I can't choose... All the food that u made in this blog looks so extra yummy delicous... I keep telling myself... I have to try..have to try... oh my...

Laura said...

Ohh thank you for the sweet compliment Mummy Nana!