Try a New Recipe: Green Onion Cakes

Crossing "try a new recipe" off of my list of goals for the month. More "completed goals" posts coming soon!

Green onion cakes are one of my favourite snacks and appetizers. They are really popular in Edmonton, but I haven't been able to find any in Regina so I decided to make my own.

The recipe I followed was given to me by a friend, just over Facebook. I can't cite it any further than that, sorry!

You will need:

2 cups of all purpose flour
1/3 cup of cold water
1/2 cup boiling water

sesame oil
1 cup green onions, minced (I used two bundles)


1. Place flour in large bowl. Put 1/2 cup of boiling water over flour and mix well. Let stand for 2 minutes. Add 1/3 cup cold water. Knead dough for about 5 minutes or until smooth. Add more water if needed. Cover with a damp cloth and let stand for 15-20 minutes.

2. Turn out onto lightly floured board. Divide dough into 4 equal parts. Use hands to roll each piece into a ball. Roll out into a 10 inch circle. Sprinkle with sesame oil, salt and green onion.

3. Roll up each piece like a jelly roll, then coil like a snake. Press flat with palm of hand. Roll out 1/4 inch thick. Repeat with remaining dough.

4. Heat a medium size skillet over medium heat. Add 2 tbsp oil and fry pancake till golden brown, turn and fry other side. Repeat with other pancakes. Cut each pancake into 4 pieces.

Serve with hot chili sauce, soya sauce, and/or red vinegar. Enjoy!

If you try this recipe, I hope you enjoy it (I certainly did)!

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