These addictive, crispy triangles of deliciousness takes snacking to a whole new level with the Soyafied dipping sauce.
Scallion Pancakes with Scallion Dipping Sauce (Adapted from 2009 The Best of America’s Test Kitchen)
8 Little Soya Fishies
1 tbsp. rice vinegar
1 tbsp. mirin
1 tbsp. water
1 scallion, sliced thin
1 tsp. chili oil (optional, but highly recommended)
½ tsp. toasted sesame oil
Combine all ingredients in a serving bowl and set aside.
1 ½ cups unbleached AP flour, extra for the work surface
1 tsp. salt
½ cup water, plus extra if needed
¼ cup vegetable oil, plus extra for brushing
2 tsp. toasted sesame oil
6 scallions, minced
2 tbsp. minced fresh cilantro
1. Whisk the flour and salt together in a medium bowl. Add 1/2 cup water and mix with a fork until combined (add 1 tsp. of additional water if needed, until the dough comes together). Turn the dough onto a lightly floured work surface and knead until it is smooth and satiny. Transfer the dough to a clean bowl, brush with a thin layer of vegetable oil, and let it rest at room temperature for 30 minutes.
2. Divide the dough into 4 equal pieces and keep it covered with plastic wrap. Follow the photos and work with one piece of dough at a time. Roll into 7-inch circle about 1/8 inch thick on a lightly floured work surface. Brush the dough rough lightly with sesame oil, then sprinkle with 2 tbsp. of scallions and 1 1/2 tsp. of cilantro.
3. Following the photos, roll 1 piece of dough into a cylinder, then coil the cylinder into a round, tuching the tail end underneath. Then roll into a 5-inch pancake, about 1/4 inch thick. Set aside and cover with plastic wrap while repeating with the remaining dough pieces, scallions, and cilantro
4. Heat 1 tbsp. of the vegetable oil in a non-stick skillet over medium heat until simmering. Add a dough round and cook until golden brown on both sides. Transfer the pancake to a cutting board, tent with foil, and repeat with the remaining 3 tbsp. of oil and 3 dough rounds. Sliced the cooked pancakes into wedges and serve with Scallion Dipping Sauce.