Apr 4, 2014 ~ Apr 17 2013 : Sushi – California Rolls, Spring Rolls and Huanese Dipping Sauce, Scallion Pancakes with Ginger Dipping Sauce, Chow Mein Noodles.
My Task :
Grab ingredients, wash vegetables, chop up vegetables, Brush on oil mixture, sear pancake in a pan, make ginger dipping sauce. Clean up – Housekeeper (clean countertops, sweep the floor, put away dishes, organize equipment)
Scallion Pancakes with Ginger Dipping Sauce
2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup boiling water
1/2 cup sliced scallions
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1/2 cup canola oil
Salt and black pepper to taste
1/2 cup ginger dipping sauce, recipe to follow
Ginger Dipping Sauce
1/4 cup thin soy sauce
1/4 cup Chinese chinkiang vinegar
1/4 cup sliced scallions
1 teaspoon minced ginger
In a bowl, sift flour. Slowly add water in a steady stream while mixing with a wooden spoon. Keep adding water until a ball is formed. With the same procedure, one can use a food processor with a metal blade. Let ball of dough >relax for about 30 minutes and cover with damp cloth.
On a floured surface, roll out dough into a thin rectangle. Brush on oil mixture, cover with scallion and season with salt and pepper. Carefully roll dough like a sponge cake. Cut into 4 pieces. Take one piece and twist 3 times. Make a spiral out of this and roll again and flatten to achieve a 5 to 6 inch pancake. In a hot non-stick pan, coat with canola oil and pan sear both sides until golden brown. Cut into wedges and serve immediately with dipping sauce.
Ginger Dipping Sauce
Combine all ingredients.
My Opinion of the Lab:
I really liked this lab. The pancakes tasted delicious, and I explored how savory pancakes tasted. The ginger dipping sauce was also very delicious, and tasted like something you would get at a restaurant.
How could you use this recipe at home?
I would use this recipe to make lunch or a snack.
Who would you serve it to?
I would serve it to my family, friends and myself.
How could you alter the recipe to make it healthier?
I could use whole wheat flour, use grapeseed oil instead of canola oil, add more scallions, and use low-sodium soy sauce.
How could you alter the recipe to make it cheaper?
To make this recipe cheaper, I would use normal vinegar instead of the chinese vinegar, and substitute the sesame oil for a cheaper one like canola oil.
Nutritional Info of Ingredients :
Green Onion (Scallion)
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