Onion pancakes may sound strange to some, but these are more like onion flat bread as the dough is more dense and flaky instead of light and fluffy.
This is a very simple recipe, though the dough requires some elbow grease and a rolling pin.
- 2 cups white flour
- 1 cup cold water
- 1 cup scallions, chopped
- pinch of salt.
- Oil for frying
In a large bowl, mix flour, water and salt and kneed into a ball, adding more flour if it is too sticky.
Divide the ball into 4 smaller balls. On a floured surface, roll out one ball into a flat circle with a rolling pin, and sprinkle with scallions. Roll the circle of dough into a log, so that it resembles a jelly roll, and then curl the log inward, as if you were making a spiral.
With the rolling pin again, flatten the spiral of dough so that the pancake becomes no thicker than one centimeter. Heat a drop of oil in a frying pan, and cook each side of the pancake until golden.
Because the dough has been folded and rolled so many times, the pancake will be flaky, and pastry like.
When fully cooked, cut into 4-6 triangle wedges, and serve with your favorite dipping sauce.
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