Green Onion Pancakes

This recipe was provided by Jack and Annie, both students from Taiwan. Jack noted that "green onion pancakes are a very popular snack in Taiwan". Annie said that "in Taiwan, they sell green onion pancakes from a car or truck, kind of like they sell ice cream here. When we go to the movies with our friends, there is always a street vendor parked outside waiting to sell us some green onion pancakes".


Optional Dipping Sauce:

In bowl, combine the flour, salt and water. Knead the dough for five minutes. Roll the dough into a log (about 3 inches in diameter). Cut the dough into slices approximately 1 inch wide.

Put a small amount of oil in the palm of your hand and lightly oil each dough slice and then press the dough into a circle about 1/2 inch thick. Place 1 TBS chopped green onion in the center of each piece of dough and bring the edges up around the onions and pinch together. Turn the onion-filled ball over and roll out with an oiled rolling pin into a fairly thin 8-inch circle.

Heat oil in a frying pan and lightly fry the pancakes on both sides until light brown. If desired, combine soy sauce and Tabasco to taste and use as a dipping sauce. 8 servings.