Lunar New Year’s Eve!

Celebrate the Lunar New Year with these delicious, flaky, savory scallion pancakes. The Lunar New Year (or Chinese New Year) is also known as the Spring Festival…so these scallion/spring onion pancakes are the perfect way to celebrate the warmer months to come.

Golden brown scallion pancakes

Scallion Pancake Recipe

Makes 2 large scallion pancakes (serves 4).

Mix 2 cups AP flour with 1 teaspoon of salt and 1 cup of room temperature water. Knead until it forms a smooth ball (add additional water or flour as necessary – if too wet, add more flour. If too dry, add a bit more water). Place in oiled bowl, cover, and let it rest for 1 hour.

Finely dice 2 shallots and cook in a little bit of vegetable oil to soften. Put aside to cool. Finely slice 4 scallions (without the ends) and put aside.

Lightly grease your work surface.

Roll out rested dough into a thin rectangle. Lightly brush dough with vegetable oil. Sprinkle entirety of shallots and scallions on dough. Sprinkle with a dash of salt.

Loosely roll up dough into 1 log and cut into 2. Twist dough logs and then coil each into the shape of a cinnamon bun.

Lightly grease your work surface, and roll out each into a thin circle.

Add a bit of oil to your pan and heat on medium. Place pancake on pan and cook each side until golden brown (about 3-4 minutes total). Repeat for the other pancake.

Serve while hot with some chili oil and/or soy sauce. You can garnish with sesame seeds, greens, and pickled radishes if desired.

I hope you enjoy this recipe – it is one of my favorites!

*Note: Sometimes, I like to add turmeric and garlic powder to the dough, so have fun experimenting!