Monday, February 18, 2008

Yummy! Scallion Pancake

The weather is absolutely crazy today, heavy rain, 61 degree! In the middle of the winter? I guess this is really New England weather. Anyway, I loved it. Didn't have to go to work because of the President's Day. I opened all the windows and doors to let the fresh air in, my house smells like spring time. I was so happy that I made some scallion pancake for lunch. Yummy! Here is step by step instructions.

Step 1: Make the dough with all purpose flour and water. Take a piece dough and roll it to really thin pancake. Pour oil at the center, and some salt and five spice power.

A little tip about spreading oil, salt, and five spice power evenly on the pancake. Lift the side and fold it towards the center, and repeat all around. That's it.

Step 2: Now sprinkle some finely cropped scallion all over the pancake, and roll it to a rope shape.

Step 3: Now twist and roll the rope into a donut shape, and push the end into the center.

Step 4: Roll it to a pancake as thin as you can, but be careful the oil and scallion squeeze out sometimes.

Step 5: Add some oil into a non-stick pan, fry each side until golden yellow and crispy. Now you can enjoy your scallion pancake. It tastes better when hot, the outside is so crispy, while the inside is still soft. And lots of layers of fun too.

And one more secret, more scallion means better taste, and more oil in step 1 means more layers in the final pancake. Go cook yourself some pancake now!

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