Green Onions (Scallions)
||Green onions are often referred to as scallions. They have a small bulb and long green stem. They are soft in texture and mild in taste.
||Rinse, dry and wrap in a plastic bag. Store in the salad crisper compartment of your fridge. Order sensitive food (i.e. - corn and mushrooms) should be separated as they will absorb the odor from the onions.
||Green onions are commonly used raw. When chopped and added to salads, soups, dips, and other plates they add a mild oniony flavor.
- 2 1/2 cups white flour
- 1 cup warm water
- Canola or vegetable oil
- Kosher salt
- 1 bunch scallions
- Spray oil or cooking spray
- Rolling pin
- Large metal baking sheet
- One 10-inch heavy skillet or sauté pan
- Thin spatula
- Kitchen scissors
1. Mix 2 1/2 cups flour with 1 cup water until it forms a smooth dough. Knead by doubling the dough over and pressing it down repeatedly, until the dough is even more smooth and very elastic. Coat this ball of dough lightly in oil and put it back in the bowl. Cover the bowl with a damp cloth and let the dough rest for about 30 minutes.
2. Cut the dough into 4 equal parts. Lightly oil the back of a large metal baking sheet. Roll out one part of the dough on the back of the baking sheet. Roll until it is a thin rectangle at least 12 x 9 inches.
3. Finely chop the bunch of scallions and have them ready, along with a small bowl of kosher salt.
4. Lightly brush the top of the dough with oil, then sprinkle it evenly with chopped scallions and kosher salt.
5. Starting from the long end, roll the dough up tightly, creating one long snake of rolled-up dough.
6. Cut the dough snake in two equal parts.
7. Take one of these halves and coil into a round dough bundle.
8. Roll out the coiled dough bundle again into a flat, smooth, round pancake.
9. Heat a 10-inch heavy skillet or sauté pan over medium-high heat, and oil it with a drizzle of canola of vegetable oil. When the oil shimmers, pick up the pancake dough and lay it gently in the pan. It should sizzle, but not burn. Cook for 2 minutes on one side.
10. Flip the pancake over with a spatula and cook for an additional 2 minutes on the other side, or until golden brown.
11. Cut the pancake into wedges with a pair of kitchen scissors, and serve immediately with soy sauce or another dipping sauce.
• If you would like to make a few pancakes but save the rest for later, you can save the dough in the fridge for up to 5 days. Just make sure the dough is oiled and well-covered. You can also roll out individual pancakes and stack them between well-oiled layers of wax paper.