Scallion Pancakes with Ginger Dipping Sauce

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)

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Scallion Pancakes with Ginger Dipping Sauce

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Ingredients

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

Directions

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.

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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.

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Questions:

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.

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Nutritional Info of Ingredients :

Flour

Canola Oil

Sesame oil

Salt

Ginger Root

Green Onion (Scallion)

Sesame oil

Soy Sauce

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Other Interesting Links :

Maangchi – Green Onion Pancakes (video)

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Korean Kimchi Pancakes

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Screw Syrup! 23 Savory Pancake Recipes

 

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