Scallion pancakes

These pancakes are delicious and incredibly simple, ready in under an hour. Ideal to have with drinks with friends, or serve as a starter at a dinner party.


Difficulty: Medium

Time: 20 min. preparation time, 15 min. baking time

Nutrition: Calories ca 750 / Protein 18g / Carbohydr. 128g / Fat 19g

Ingredients (2 servings)

300 gflour (plus some extra for work surface)
200 mlwater
1 pinchsalt
2.5 tbspvegetable oil (plus extra for frying)
1 tspfive spice powder


large saucepan, oven, cling film, large frying pan, basting brush, cooking spoon, knife, large mixing bowl, spatula, chopping board, rolling pin

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Step 1

Scallion pancakes

Combine the flour, water and salt. Work into a smooth dough. Cover and set aside.

cooking spoon, large mixing bowl

300 g flour / 1 pinch salt / 200 ml water

Step 2

Scallion pancakes

Dice the scallions, cutting the green stems into long strips. Dice the onions.

knife, chopping board

6 scallions / 2 onions

Step 3

Scallion pancakes

Heat the oil in a large saucepan over a medium low heat and sauté the onions and scallions for approx. 10 min. until golden brown. Remove from heat and set aside.

large saucepan, spatula

1 tbsp vegetable oil (for frying)

Step 4

Scallion pancakes

Divide the dough into 3 sections and flour the work surface. Roll each section into a thin pancake shape, approx. 20 cm in diameter. Combine the remaining oil and five spice powder and spread over each pancake. Top with the fresh scallion and onion mixture.

basting brush, rolling pin

pinch flour (for work surface) / 1 tbsp vegetable oil / 1 tsp five spice powder

Step 5

Scallion pancakes

Carefully roll the dough into a thin log shape, starting at the edge. Form the dough into a circular snail shell shape and cover with cling film. Set aside and let rest for 10 – 15 min. Remove the cling film from the dough and roll into a large flat pancake, approx. 20 cm in diameter.

cling film, rolling pin

Step 6

Scallion pancakes

Heat some oil in a large frying pan over a medium heat. Add the pancake and bake for 2 – 3 min. on each side until golden brown. Enjoy!

0.5 tbsp vegetable oil (for frying)