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pan fried Chinese scallion green onion pancakes cut and stack up

Scallion Pancakes

Classic and traditional Chinese green onion pancake is the best for snack, breakfast or lunch. This Chinese scallion pancake recipe only has a few ingredients. Let’s learn how to make scallion pancakes at home!
Course Appetizer, Breakfast, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine Asian, Chinese
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 172kcal
Author Tracy O.


  • 8 sticks Green onion
  • 1 tablespoon Vegetable oil (½ tablespoon for brushing the dough & ½ tablespoon for pan frying the pancake)
  • ¼ teaspoon Salt (Sprinkle on four flatten dough)


  • 2 cups All purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon Salt
  • 1 cup Water


  • Put 2 cups of all purpose flour into a bowl. Then, add ½ teaspoon of salt. Mix it well. 
  • Pour the flour mixture from step 1 into the Bosch mixer. Turn on the lowest setting #1, slowly add 1 cup of water. Let the mixer run for 2 minutes. 
  • Take the dough out from the mixer and put it into a bowl.
  • Cover the dough with a cloth and rest for 20 minutes.
  • In the meanwhile, wash and cut 8 sticks of green onion. 
  • After that, take the dough out and shape into a ball.
  • Then, divide the dough into 4 pieces.
  • Take a piece of the dough, roll and flatten out.
  • Brush some oil on the dough.
  • Sprinkle some salt on the flatten dough and put some cut green onion.
  • Roll up the dough.
  • Twist the dough a little bit.
  • After, roll the ends and stack up the dough. See the video for details. Repeat steps 6-9 and finish the rest of the dough. Also, cover the dough and rest for 30 minutes before pan frying them. 
  • Brush some oil on the dough and use your palm to press down the dough and flatten it. 
  • Pour ½ tablespoon of vegetable oil into the non-stick pan, then turn on medium small fire pan fry for 2-3 minutes and cover with a lid. Next, flip the other and cover the lid for another 2-3 minutes.
  • After, open the lid, try to pan fry and flip the scallion pancakes until it’s golden brown. (When you flip the green onion pancakes, try to use some force to slap the pancakes. It helps loosen up the layers.)



Cooking tips for how to make Chinese green onion pancake:

  • Use all purpose flour and mix the dough for 2 minutes. Don’t over knead the dough. Resting the dough is very important after working on it.
  • Roll up the dough after putting salt and green onion. Then, twist and roll the dough a little bit. Then, roll up the ends and stack up. See the video below for details. 
  • Bush some oil on the dough, then use the palm to press down the dough and flatten it. 
  • Pan fry cong you bing with a small fire and cover with a lid for 2-3 minutes. After, flip the other side for another 2-3 minutes. Next, try to flip and pan fry the Chinese scallion pancakes until it’s golden brown. When you flip the pancakes, try to use some force to slap the pancakes because it helps loosen up the layers. 


Calories: 172kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 294mg | Potassium: 48mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 13IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 2mg