Scallion Pancakes

The real magic of this recipe lies in the way the dough is rolled, coiled, stacked and then rolled again to create a pancake. When pan-fried, it's layered with flavor and flaky on the outside while chewy on the inside. Serve these delicious and healthy pancakes with black vinegar or chili sauce for dipping.

Prep Time:
1 hr 15 mins
Additional Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 30 mins
5 pancakes


  • 6 cups all-purpose flour plus 5 teaspoons, divided, plus more for dusting

  • 1 cup warm water (130 degrees F)

  • 1 cup cool water (70 degrees F)

  • 20 teaspoons canola oil, divided

  • 1 ¼ teaspoons salt

  • 1 ¼ teaspoons ground pepper

  • 1 ¼ cups very thinly sliced scallions


  1. Place 6 cups flour in a large bowl. While stirring, slowly add warm water. Add cool water and stir until the dough comes together. Transfer to a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth, about 5 minutes. Divide the dough into 5 equal pieces (about 9 ounces each). Cover with plastic wrap and let rest for 10 minutes.

  2. Roll out a piece of dough on a lightly floured surface into a 9-by-6-inch rectangle. Brush with 2 teaspoons oil and sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Add 1/4 cup scallions to the bottom half and sprinkle with 1 teaspoon flour. From the bottom, roll the rectangle into a log. Let rest for 5 minutes. Repeat with the remaining dough.

  3. Stretch and roll each log to about 32 inches long. Spiral both ends of the log toward the center of the roll, making one side bigger than the other. Stack the small spiral on top of the other and press down. Let the mounds rest for 10 minutes.

  4. On a lightly floured surface, roll each mound into a circle about 9 inches wide.

  5. Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a medium nonstick skillet over medium-low heat. Add 1 pancake and cook until golden brown on both sides, about 5 minutes total. Transfer to a plate and cover loosely with foil to keep warm. Repeat with the remaining 8 teaspoons oil and 4 pancakes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

243 Calories
7g Fat
40g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 15
Serving Size 1/3 pancake
Calories 243
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 40g 14%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 5g 11%
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Vitamin A 85IU 2%
Vitamin C 2mg 2%
Folate 153mcg 38%
Sodium 197mg 9%
Calcium 16mg 1%
Iron 3mg 14%
Magnesium 14mg 3%
Potassium 80mg 2%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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