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Friday, July 27, 2012

Spring Onion and Garlic Pancakes


Most people I know love Chinese food .....

But then who doesn't ?

I could subsists on dimsum for days ^___^ ''

What about you ?! lol

The beauty of cooking Chinese food is the ease of preparation er some, not all ....

A few ingredients , simple seasoning and a little bit of effort ....

Just like these pancakes from one of my fave chef .....

Chop it all up , chop it all up heh !

If Anne er Yan can cook so can you !!!!!! hee hee

Squint so that you can see those several layers inside , just like puff pastry ! lol

Recipe from Martin Yan's China book

For the dough :

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup cold water , plus more as needed

* To make the dough , sift flour into a large mixing bowl ; add the water and stir with a wooden spoon until soft dough forms . Add a few more teaspoon of water if it seems too stiff .
* Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until it is smooth , about 5 minutes ; cover with plastic wrap and set aside to rest for 15 minutes .


For the filling :

1/2 cup plus 2 T lard or vegetable shortening
1 head of roasted garlic or 2 T of minced garlic , sautéed in a little bit oil
3 green onions , green parts only , thinly sliced
2 tsp sesame oil
1 1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup plus 1 T vegetable oil

* Mash lard and garlic together in a medium bowl ; add green onion , sesame oil and salt ans stir until well mixed  .

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* Unwrap the dough and cut into 15 equal portions  ; roll each piece of dough into a 1-inch -thick cylinder ; using a pastry brush , lightly oil a smooth surface with some of the vegetable oil ( I didn't do this since the lard in the filling is more than enough ) . Roll a cylinder out to a 3-by-10-inch strip of dough . ( You don't have to measure just like this , I didn't  , I just roll it in my desired thickness and width )  Spread 1 heaping tablespoon of the filling across the entire surface of the dough ; starting from one end , fold the strip of dough diagonally , as you would fold the flag , up and over the filling until you have a compact triangle of dough ( also check this easy how-to @ SERIOUS EATS ) . Pinch the seam shut and shape into a 1 12/-inch round disk . Repeat with the remaining dough and filling .
* Heat a large , nonstick skillet over medium heat ; add the half cup of oil and heat until hot . Put about half of the cakes into the hot oil ; they should not touch and fry until golden brown and crisp , flip and continue to cook the second side . Repeat the process with the remaining cakes ; adding more oil if necessary .

37 comments:

  1. I love chinese food and these green onion pancakes are the tastiest. That last picture just making me hungry again, and I swear I already ate dinner.

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  2. nice!! no greens please for me :D

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    1. Tsk ! Ano na 'ya ang sabor ! lol

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  3. oo! oo! i think i had something like this in beijing! they were sooo good we literally ate them until our stomachs hurt. then we went to the forbidden city and stumbled around and tried to eat some more. if i could re-create something like that at home, i'd be happy forever!

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    1. Anna , do try it ! I never thought 'twas that easy ! :D

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  4. My favourite Chinese dim sum! And yes, love watching Yan can cook LOL Mich@Piece of Cake

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  5. wow, your spring onion and garlic pancake look so good and delicious. immediate bookmarked!

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  6. Oh my! These sure look addictive! Snacks like this, I can never stop at just one or two! Looks delicious!

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  7. I love spring onion pancakes! These look so good with clear layers!

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  8. WOW, Looks really GOOD :)

    xxx
    http://abudhabifood.blogspot.com

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  9. wow so yummy, mummy like like like, me want to try this week end, thanks for sharing....TQ

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  10. hi Yan..oops,,i mean anne, love your pancakes! they look so crispy!!

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  11. Mmmm....one of my favourites, especially with chilli sauce. Hope you have a lovely day! MaryMoh at http://www.keeplearningkeepsmiling.com

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  12. Hi Anne, pass some over to me, please. LOL
    Look so tempting and delicious. Love the layering.

    Have a nice day, regards.

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    1. Amelia , check your email again ! lol

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  13. OMG! My sons have been requesting for these pancakes for quite awhile now! But what I told them was I don't have the recipe! LOL But now they saw these yummy pancakes in your blog, well, I guess I can't run away from it anymore! LOL Looks so crispy & delicious! Yum-yum!

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    1. Kit , try to chill the spiral dough ( with filling ) before rolling it :)

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  14. These really look wonderful. I love scallion pancakes and yours sound delicious. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  15. Oh, these are so, so tempting! I love Chinese food, too, and these flaky pancakes look amazing!

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  16. looks good, I wished I could stand garlic.

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    1. Hey ! Garlic's good for you ! lol Just omit it :D

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  17. My boyfriend doesn't like chinese food :( But this looks so good, I don't think anyone could refuse, even a certain very picky boy ;)

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    1. Cathleen , Let him try some siomai ! lol

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  18. Looks yummy... Is this similar to those Korean pancakes?

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    1. Just the flour , cold water and scallions :D In these pancakes you have to knead the dough ...

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  19. oh well done my friend! your pancake look professionally made, so crispy & delicious! yes who can resist chinese food? :D

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  20. OMG,
    These look so delicious! Cannot wait to try these.

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  21. Oh, I am so happy to see this recipe. I keep trying to make these and so far they haven't turned out. I have been buying them frozen from the Asian market. I am going to be making these. Thanks for sharing this gem.

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  22. My dad's parents migrated from Shanghai to Singapore to escape from communism after WW2 and they made very authentic spring onions pancakes back at my childhood days and yours really remind me of those that were made by them :D

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  23. Beautiful! My Taiwanese neighbor introduced me to the frozen kind, which I love, but homemade must be better! Will definitely try these!

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  24. As the weather cools down, all I can think of is to keep warm by cooking and eating...specially pancake like this one you've made...Thank you for sharing this recipe Anne:)

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  25. Just saw these pics on Food Porn Daily- congrats! I pinned the recipe to my "to do" board on pininterest, and I can't wait to try it out.

    Your Fellow Anne!

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  26. Ooh, thanks for sharing the recipe and pictures. Had this recently and LOVE them. Will have to try and recreate these at home.

    Alex

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  27. Ooh, thanks for sharing the recipe and pictures. Had this recently and LOVE them. Will have to try and recreate these at home.

    Alex

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