Green Onion Vegan Pancake Recipe


When I lived in South Korea, I would eat these all the time! The recipe makes a lot of pancakes, but you can freeze the extras, then fry them up when you need a tasty snack! They’re super easy and cheap to make, and taste great with a little soy sauce or the dipping sauce below!
Easiness: ***
Greenness: vegan

Ingredients
2 1/2 C All Purpose flour
3/4 C boiling water
1/4 C cold water
1/2 tsp salt
About 3 Tbsp butter, softened
About 3 Tbsp finely chopped green onion, 2 – 3 green onions
Oil for pan frying

Add flour and salt to a bowl, pour in hot water and stir to combine. Let the dough cool down a bit then add the cold water and knead the dough until smooth. You can do this in a standing mixer, food processor, or by hand.

Put the dough in an oiled bowl, cover, and let rest for an hour.

Roll the dough into a snake and divide into 8 pieces. This will yield 6 in pancakes about 1/4-in thick. You can divide the dough into more pieces for smaller, cuter pancakes.

Take one piece of dough, leaving the rest covered, and roll it out into a large and thin circle, the thinner the circle the more layers the pancake will have. Spread a very thin layer of softened butter on the dough, about 1 teaspoon. Sprinkle or spread about a teaspoon of chopped green onions on top of the butter.

Roll up the dough into a tight tube. Then take the tube and form a coil and pinch the seam shut.

Do this to the remaining pieces of dough, so you have 8 rolls. You can chill it in the fridge for a few minutes to solidify the butter or just proceed to rolling them. Roll out each bun into a pancake, depending on the thickness you prefer. For a chewier pancake keep the pancake a little thicker; if you want a crispy thin pancake, roll it out thinner.

You can stack the pancakes in between sheets of plastic wrap and freeze the extras.

Heat some oil in a skillet over medium heat and fry each side of the pancake for a few minutes until it’s crisp and golden brown. Drain on paper towels to blot away excess oil. Cut into wedges and serve with soy sauce or soy paste. (or see recipe for dip below)

Yields: 8 6-in pancakes about 1/4-in thick. Recipe from: Nook and Pantry

DIP for onion pancakes
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/2 tbsp vinegar (distilled white or rice vinegar)
1 stalk scallion, minced (optional)
1 clove garlic, minced (optional)
1/2 tsp Korean dried hot chili pepper flakes / paprika (spice)
1 tsp sesame oil

Directions: mix and serve!

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