Spring Onion & Chilli Pancakes (Scallion Pancakes)

Spring Onion & Chilli Pancakes


You know what I really love, its spring onions.  I also love pancakes. So naturally I love spring onion pancakes!! oh for those of you that don’t live down under or are not sure what a spring onion is. You might call it a green onion or a scallion. 

A spring onion pancake is a savoury pancake that originated in China and is know as (Congyoubing). Unlike a western style pancake that is make with batter this pancake is made from a dough.  These pancakes are delicious eaten on there own, with a dipping sauce such as soy, chili and vinegar. But I also love to eat mine as part of a meal as you would with bread. You can have them on the side, use them as a roll. The possibility’s are endless. In Today’s recipe I’m going to spice things up a bit because I love my chilli.

So lets get to it hey?





1 Cup plain flour

1/2 Cup warm water

1/2 a bunch of spring onion

1 long red chilli

Sesame oil for brushing

Salt to season


Step 1. Make the dough

 Sift the flour into a large mixing bowl along with a big pinch of salt

Add the water and mix to a dough has formed

Remove from bowl and kneed to the dough becomes smooth and elastic

Roll into a ball and add back to bowl

Cover bowl with a damp towel and allow the dough to rest for 1/2 an hour

Step 2. Prepare Spring Onion & Chilli

Finely chop the spring onion and chilli

Step 3. Lets roll some dough


Roll the dough out to fat log shape and cut into 3 equal size parts and roll into balls

Dust your working surface with flour

place your first dough ball down and using a rolling pin roll it out as thin as possible

Brush the top of the dough with some sesame oil

Sprinkle over an even layer of spring onion and chilli

Starting from one end roll the dough into a tight log

Now coil the dough into a snail shape

Place back in bow and cover with damp towel and let rest of 15 minutes

Repeat with remaining 2 other dough balls


Step 4. Make the pancakes

Dust your working surface with flour

Using the palm of your hand flatten the coil out to make a rough circle

Now with your rolling pin, roll the dough out to make an 8inch pancake you may want to flip it and roll it once or twice

Repeat for the other 2 coils.

Step 5. Frying the pancakes

Add a third of your cooking oil to a fry pan

Place one pancake in at a time and fry on medium heat for 3 minutes on each side


Serve and Enjoy !!



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