Scallion Pancakes with Ginger Dipping Sauce

These savory pancakes come with a flavorful dipping sauce

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American, Asian
Prep 30 minutes
Cook 25 minutes
Resting time 30 minutes
Total 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 316 kcal
Author Michelle


For the Pancakes

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour sifted
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • ½ cup thinly sliced scallions
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 4 teaspoons vegetable oil divided

For the Ginger Dipping Sauce

  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • ¼ cup rice vinegar
  • ¼ cup sliced scallions
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
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  1. 1. Place sifted flour in a medium-size bowl. Slowly add water in a steady stream while mixing with a wooden spoon. Keep adding water until a ball is formed. Cover the dough with a damp kitchen towel and let rest for 30 minutes.
  2. 2. While dough is resting, make the ginger dipping sauce. Simply combine all ingredients and whisk to blend. Set aside.
  3. 3. On a floured surface, knead the dough a handful of times to bring it together. Roll the dough out into a thin rectangle about 18x13 inches.
  4. 4. Brush the sesame oil all over the surface of the dough, scatter scallions evenly over the oil, and then season with salt and pepper.
  5. 5. Carefully roll the dough up like a jelly roll, with the long side facing you. Cut the cylinder of dough into 4 equal pieces.
  6. 6. Take one pieces and twist 3 times. Coil the dough into a spiral and then flatten and roll again into an 8-inch pancake. The dough should be very thin. Repeat with the remaining three pieces of dough.
  7. 7. On a non-stick griddle over medium-high heat, brush 1 teaspoon of vegetable oil. Place one of the pancakes on the pan and cook until golden brown, about 2-3 minutes per side. Repeat with remaining three pancakes.
  8. 8. Cut into wedges and serve with dipping sauce.
Nutrition Facts
Scallion Pancakes with Ginger Dipping Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 316 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Sodium 833mg36%
Potassium 159mg5%
Carbohydrates 51g17%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 335IU7%
Vitamin C 3.5mg4%
Calcium 26mg3%
Iron 3.6mg20%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.