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Green Onion Pancakes with Sesame Ginger Dipping Sauce

Green Onion Pancakes with Sesame Ginger Dipping Sauce

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: About 2 hours
  • Yield: 4 servings


  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
  • ¼ teaspoon plus a pinch of salt
  • ¾ cup boiling water
  • 1/3 cup sliced green onion
  • ¼ cup toasted sesame oil
  • Vegetable or sesame oil for frying
  • Sesame Ginger Dipping Sauce for serving:

  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • ¼ cup rice vinegar
  • ¼ cup sliced green onion
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • ½ teaspoon toasted sesame seeds
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil


  • In a small bowl mix the flour and salt. Add the boiling water and stir with a spoon to combine. Using your hands, continue to incorporate the water with the flour until a dough forms. Transfer the dough to a clean work surface and knead it about 10 times, until the water and flour are completely incorporated together. The dough will be warm and soft. Cover it with a clean kitchen towel or plastic wrap and let it rest for 30 minutes.
  • Add the green onion to the dough and knead to mix.
  • Dust a work surface with flour. Divide the dough into 8 equal pieces. With lightly floured hands, roll each piece into a ball.
  • Lightly dust a rolling pin and roll out 1 piece of dough into a 6-inch circle, dusting with flour as necessary. Lightly brush the surface of the pancake with toasted sesame oil and roll into a tight cylinder. Take one end of the cylinder and roll it toward the other end forming a snail. It will look like a cinnamon roll. Repeat with the remaining pieces of dough.
  • Using the rolling pin dusted with flour, flatten and roll each piece into a 6-inch circle and set aside on a baking sheet.
  • Heat 2 to 3 teaspoons oil in a small fry pan and add a pancake. Cook until lightly browned, about 1 ½ minutes then flip to the other side and cook 1 ½ minutes longer. Remove from the pan and set on a rack or paper towels to drain. Repeat with the remaining pancakes. Serve with the dipping sauce. Note: The pancakes can be cooked ahead of time and reheated in a dry skillet right before serving.
  • To Make the Sesame Ginger Dipping Sauce:

    Combine all the ingredients together in a bowl with a whisk.


    Yield: ½ cup

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