Monday, July 26, 2010

What To Eat When The Fridge Is Almost Empty

On the weekends, we normally have brunch instead of breakfast. After a week of just milk, bread and cereal, I normally prepare some traditional Chinese breakfast, steamed buns or shumai like last weekend, or some of my special pancakes, wrapped with some thin omlet, sprinkled some finely chopped cilantro and scallion, with homemade spicy sauce. I will remember to show you some pictures next time. But what if there is only one egg left in the fridge? Well, add some flour, scallion from my garden, and some seasoning, you will get something from this
To this,
Stubborn and little caterpillar both love it so much, they almost didn't left any for me! That's not very nice, but I am happy they enjoy what I cooked. Here is the simple recipe, and you should definitely try it.

Easy Scallion Pancake (make 4 pancake, for 2 servings)
1 egg (you can put 2 if you are making more)
1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
a couple of scallion
five spice powder

Mix the flour, whole wheat flour, egg, finely chopped scallion together, beat the egg and add water, so the mixture is the consistency of a thick yogurt, just like your other pancake. Add salt and five spice powder to your taste.
Heat up some olive oil in a non-stick pan, pour one big soup spoon of the batter, use spatula to spread it to as thin as you want. Shake the pan, if the pancake starts to move, means that side is done. Flip it with a wide spatula, add more oil if needed. It should only take a couple minutes to cook, and slide it into a plate with paper towel to absorb extra oil. It should be golden on both side, and crispy on the edge.
Roll it up, and eat it with some rice soup. YUMMMMMY!

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