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    Chinese Scallion Pancakes with Soy Dipping Sauce 

    Known as “cong you bing” in China, these delicious scallion pancakes are made with dough rather than batter, layered with flavorful scallions and pan-fried, resulting in crispy edges and an irresistible chewy texture perfect for dipping into a savory sauce. Scallions are one of the most affordable superfoods, packed with vitamin C, vitamin B, calcium, potassium and antioxidants. Make up a batch of these to share while watching the Olympics this winter—they’re a bit of a project to make, but sure to be a hit with whomever you share them with! 

    Total Time: 90 minutes 

    Serves: 4-6 as an appetizer


    • 2 cups all-purpose flour
    • ½ teaspoon salt
    • ½ cup boiling water
    • ¼ cup cold water
    • 3 tablespoons toasted sesame oil, divided
    • 2 cups thinly sliced scallion greens (reserve the white part for the dipping sauce)

    scallion pancakes


    1. Combine the flour and salt in a large mixing bowl. Pour the hot water over the mixture and let it soak in for 10 minutes un-mixed. Once it has soaked for 10 minutes, add the cold water and 1 tablespoon sesame oil, and knead until a smooth dough forms. Cover and allow to rest for 10 minutes. 
    2. Divide the dough into six equal-sized pieces. Roll each piece into a 6-inch wide circle and brush with a bit of sesame oil. Top with a handful of sliced scallions, and press them gently into the dough. Roll each circle into a jelly roll shape, then coil that into a spiral. Repeat with the remaining dough and cover with a towel to rest for 15 minutes.
    3. Roll each spiral into a roughly 6 inch pancake shape (this process gives you the flakey tender layers). 
    4. Heat a skillet over medium heat with a small drizzle of sesame oil. Cook each pancake for 2-3 minutes per side, until slightly puffed and golden brown. Cut into wedges, and serve immediately with dipping sauce on the side. 

    For the Dipping Sauce: Whisk together 3 tablespoons soy sauce, 1 tablespoon white part of the scallions, minced, 2 tablespoons rice vinegar, 1 tablespoon honey (optional)


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