Cooking and Baking with Mei Mei
The chewy, flaky, scallion pancake is common in Chinese cuisine, both as street food and as a restaurant dish. Delicate and light, they are a savory and tasty speciality, made from unleavened flatbread that is folded with scallions and oil. Unlike typical western pancakes, they are made with a dough instead of a batter.
This recipe for scallion pancakes is very simple, consisting of only a few ingredients. I find that the most time-consuming part is simply just waiting for the dough to rest!
Though I wouldn’t consider scallion pancakes as an entry on their own, my family will often pair a couple of them with duck and hoisin sauce and eat them for dinner.