Scallion Pancakes (葱油饼)

Today I am going to share a delicious scallion pancake recipe with you guys! This recipe is super easy, fun, and great to share with friends and family. The ingredients are super simple to put together. Let’s get started! This recipe makes 3 pancakes, which can be cut into any number of slices.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup hot water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 5+ stalks of green onions (you can change this to preference)
  • Vegetable or canola oil


In a large bowl, combine the flour, salt, and hot water together. Stir this mixture with a spoon or fork until it comes together.

On a floured work space, knead the dough for 5-8 minutes or until it does not stick to your hands.

Roll the dough into a ball and cover it with damp paper towels. Let it rest for 30 minutes.

While the dough is resting, you can wash and cut your scallions.

After 30 minutes, divide the dough into three equal pieces. You may also experiment here with pancakes that are larger or smaller.

Roll out one section of the dough on a floured work space. Make sure to flour your rolling pin as well! When you are rolling your dough, it should be three hand widths wide.

Brush on some vegetable/canola oil, then sprinkle with your preferred amount of scallions.

Now roll your dough into a log shape.

From there, roll the dough like a cinnamon bun, tucking the ends underneath.

Repeat this for your other sections of dough.

Let the dough sections rest under a damp paper towel for 10 minutes.

When the dough is done resting, take one section of dough and roll it out to two hand widths wide.

Repeat this for your other sections of dough.

Turn the stove onto medium heat. Brush a non-stick pan with a light coating of vegetable/canola oil.

Once the oil is hot, put your pancake in the pan and let it cook for a few minutes on each side, flipping it and applying more oil when necessary. Cook for a total time of about 5-8 minutes, depending on the thickness of your pancake. The pancake should be nicely browned and crispy.

When the pancakes are done cooking, slice into eight pieces.


(Recipe adapted from Angel Wong’s Kitchen. Find her YouTube tutorial here.)



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