Spring is in the air and new season vegetables are hitting the market. So it’s time for scallion pancakes! They are also known as Chinese pancakes even if the recipe is widely used in other SE Asian countries such as Vietnam.
No matter what you call them, scallion pancakes are extremely delicious and easy to make, so it’s a sure win for your kitchen. In addition, they are very versatile since you can make them for breakfast, as a quick snack, as appetizers, or as party food.
For those of you who have never eaten such pancakes and don’t know exactly what they are, below is some useful information. In short, Chinese pancakes are somewhat similar to American pancakes but have scallions in them, which gives them a special freshness and a magnificent taste!
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Scallion pancakes are one of the best ways to use up scallions. The pancakes themselves are simple to make: you need just whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, and pepper. Then, stir-fry scallions in a little butter or oil until they’re soft and golden, about 5 minutes. That’s it, you can already serve them!
The best part is that scallion pancakes are easy to customize to fit your tastes and dietary restrictions. For example, you can leave off the flour to make gluten-free pancakes or add in some white or black pepper for added flavor and spice. The possibilities are endless, so long as you keep the base of the recipe the same, you can tailor scallion pancakes to your liking.
Scallion pancakes are a delicious way to enjoy the health benefits of scallions, the most common of which are dietary fiber and vitamin C. Below is more information about the health benefits of eating vegetables.
➡️ What is a pancake? ❓
“A pancake is a flat cake, often thin and round, prepared from a starch-based batter that may contain eggs, milk, and butter and cooked on a hot surface such as a griddle or frying pan, often frying with oil or butter. It is a type of batter bread.” 📖 Read more on Pancake!
➡️ What are the health benefits of eating scallions? ❓
“A 1-cup serving of scallions packs: Twice the daily recommended amount for adults of vitamin K, which helps your blood clot and keeps your bones strong. About 25% of your daily value for vitamin C, an antioxidant that helps protect your cells from damage.” 📖 Read more on Scallion Health Benefits!
⬇️ Below is a culinary article that I found interesting about making scallion pancakes. 👌
🔎 What is a recipe? ⬇️
In cooking, a recipe is a set of instructions for preparing a particular dish, including a list of ingredients and a specific method of cooking.
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I had stopped going to restaurants, but I had also given up on takeout. I’m not sure why I made that obscene sacrifice.
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On a Friday night, I would re-create a restaurant meal, right in my own kitchen. One night: pizza and a bright salad, the kind you might find at your favorite Italian spot. The next: the closest I could come to Jewish comfort food, or, put another way, Chinese takeout. That’s how I learned to make scallion pancakes and, later, through a process of trial-and-error, my own ramp pancakes — using the seasonal ingredient as a stand-in for scallions. The traditional Chinese and Taiwanese pancake is […]
I’m pretty sure that when you make appetizers you don’t think of scallion pancakes, also known as Chinese pancakes or green onion pancakes. This is because scallion pancakes are not yet very popular in the western world despite the fact that they are very tasty and easy to make! 👌