Scallion Pancake蔥油餅
September 13, 2017 | Chinese | pancake, side
Serves: 4, 6 pieces each | Prep Time: 35min | Cook Time: 10min

Pick a pancake, any pancake.

Pancakes. Chinese style! No syrup required.

This is not your standard stack of flapjacks. An easy shrimp and scallion pancake that makes a quick and tasty breakfast element! This is also had for dessert, too. Get ready for twice a day deliciousness.


  • 1½ cup flour
  • ¾ cups boiling water
  • ½ tablespoon peanut oil, more if necessary
  • 1½ teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 4 scallion/green onions - thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons dried shrimp - reconstituted and minced

Ginger-soy dipping sauce

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar (if you like)
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon minced ginger
  • 1 teaspoon green onions - thinly sliced
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes


  1. Place 1½ cups of flour in a bowl and pour in the boiling water while stirring.
  2. When the dough is cool enough to touch, knead it into a ball. Continue kneading on the counter until you’ve got a smooth ball – about 5 minutes. The dough should be tacky, but not overly sticky.
  3. Cover loosely with plastic wrap and let the dough rest for 30 minutes.
  4. Cut the dough into 4 pieces. Flour your counter and roll out one piece to a rough circle ~6–8 inches in diameter.
  5. Brush the entire surface with sesame oil. Sprinkle over a quarter of each salt, green onions, and shrimp.
  6. Roll into a cylinder then coil the cylinder into a spiral, tucking the end underneath. Roll the spiral out into a circle ~4–5 inches in diameter.
  7. Heat ½ tablespoon oil in a non-stick pan over medium-high heat. Fry the pancake for 2 minutes each side or until golden brown. Continue with making the next pancake while the first is frying. Remove the fried pancake from the pan and drain on a paper-towel lined wire rack. If necessary, add more oil to the pan and continue frying the remaining pancakes.
  8. Combine all the ingredients for the dipping sauce. Cut each pancake into 6 triangles and serve with the dipping sauce.