Scallion Pancakes – A classic Chinese flatbread full of flaky layers make a great holiday appetizer.
Well, it looks like I am continuing my flatbread theme from last week. Although called pancakes, these are really more of a flatbread. Scallion Pancakes are a standard at most Chinese restaurants and here you will find the step by step instructions so you can make this easy finger food at home yourself. This is a great option to present at your upcoming holiday party.
I am not big on onions. While I use onions in most of my cooking, I use it more as a seasoning than a vegetable. You will never see me eating onion rings or anything with the main ingredient being onions, although lately I have gained an appreciation for caramelized onions. Usually when I use onions, they are chopped finely so they generally disappear into the sauce or gravy of what I am making. With me, my dislike is more about texture than taste, so this suits me perfectly. This goes for most types of onions be it plain yellow onions, red onions, shallots or pearl onions. The one exception is scallions and no food better represents the spring flavor of this genre of onions than Scallion Pancakes.
I will always remember the first time I had these while at an upscale Chinese restaurant with a friend and her parents when I was in college. Scallion pancakes are not generally something you will find at fast food Chinese restaurants, but any more formal Chinese restaurant and it is a required menu item. Crispy flaky layered dough simply flavored with scallions and salt dipped into an infused soy sauce and I was hooked. I guarantee even if you are not an onion lover like me, this is one way where you will fall in love with at least, spring onions.
IN THE MAKING – HOW TO MAKE SCALLION PANCAKES
Serve with sauce.
Flaky layers make a great snack. Why not make these for a change the next time its Family Movie Night at home, instead of boring old popcorn?
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