Monday, July 23, 2007

Scallion pancakes

Captain's Log, Supplemental

My husband and I joined a local organic produce co-op, also called a CSA (community-supported agriculture program) that delivers a huge basket of fresh organic veggies every week. We’re loving it—the produce is so much better and cheaper than the supermarket.

We don’t get to choose what vegetables we get, and I ended up with six leeks. I made clam chowder one night, but couldn’t figure out what to do with the other leeks (we weren’t partial to leek and potato soup, although I did half-heartedly suggest it).

Then I hit on the idea to make Chinese scallion pancakes, but using the leeks instead of green onions. I’d never made scallion pancakes before, but my husband and I love them when we get them from Chinese restaurants.

I found this recipe and decided to try it.

They turned out REALLY GOOD! I made them thin and used a little less oil than the Chinese restaurants use (they pour it on), and while they weren’t quite as good, they were close. Captain Caffeine and I just kept snarfing them up as soon as they came out of the pan. It was a filling but not very balanced dinner that night.

Raw dough, rolled up and cut into pieces, ready for rolling out into rounds

Me rolling out the pancakes

Raw pancakes ready to be fried

Frying them in the cast iron skillet

Snickers, naturally, scrounging for crumbs


  1. Those look delicious! I'm going to have to click over and get the recipe.

    Snickers looks so cute and pitiful waiting for crumbs. lRayley does the exact same thing though. I think he can actually hear them falling through the air because he's always there by the time they hit the floor. lol.

  2. Aww, Snickers reminds me of my Lizzie (who is always scrounging for crumbs, too!)

    These do look yummy. Since they're pancakes, do you put onion syrup on them? Garlic syrup? (I'm just kidding, you know...)

    Thanks for the photos and the link to the recipe!

    By the way I am loving reading Sushi for One? with the Zondervan Breakfast Club! Awesome. Can't wait to get your book!

  3. Those look delicious! I have never tried them. Got to try them sometime. I love scallions.