1. Mix half the flour with salt and combine with hot boiling water. Stir until mixed.

2. Put in olive oil, the rest of the flour, and the cold water. Knead to form dough ball.

3. Put dough in refrigerator and let rest for 30 minutes.

4. Meanwhile, chop scallions into small pieces and put aside.

5. Roll dough out to about 1/16” in thickness.

6. Spread a thin layer of shortening on dough.

7. Sprinkle on chopped scallions.

8. Roll dough into a cigarette.

9. Form a spiral by rolling the cigarette and tuck ends under.

10. Let dough rest for several minutes before flattening into a disk with a rolling pin.

14. Dough can be stacked between parchment and frozen during this time.

15. Heat up several tablespoons of oil and pan-fry the pancake over medium to medium-high heat for 3-4 minutes a side.

16. Drain oil by putting pancakes on a paper towel. Serve pancakes with seasoned soy sauce (recipe below).

Chinese Scallion Pancakes

(Serves 4)

  • 3 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup hot water
  • ½ cup of cold water (more if dough is dry)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil (for dough)
  • 3 tablespoons of lard or vegetable shortening OR 1/2 cup olive oil
  • half a bunch of scallions

Seasoned Soy Sauce:

  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons water
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon vinegar
  • small pinch of salt
  • small pinch sugar