Korean pancake dipping sauce recipe

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Scallion or green onion pancakes are ubiquitous Chinese street food, often eaten for breakfast. Every region of trung quốc has its own special style of scallion pancakes; our version offers pancakes with a crispy outer surface và chewy, soft interior. They"re a hands-on, somewhat messy thing to lớn make, but totally irresistible to lớn eat.


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Dipping sauce

2 cups (454g) light soy sauce 1 cup (227g) rice wine vinegar một nửa cup (113g) mirin or simple syrup 1 tablespoon sesame oil 1/2 cup (57g) fresh ginger, grated 1/4 cup (57g) garlic, minced 1 1/2 cups scallions, white & green sliced very thin on the bias 2 teaspoons chili garlic paste, optional 2 tablespoons sesame seeds, for garnish

Pancakes

2 bunches (about 1 1/4 cups, 145g) scallions, washed & cut on the bias 1/2 cup (99g) peanut oil 2 tablespoons (28g) kosher salt 1 50% to 2 cups (340g khổng lồ 454g) water peanut oil to cover dough, plus more for frying

To make the dipping sauce: Combine all of the ingredients except for the sesame seeds; chill in the refrigerator until ready khổng lồ serve. 

To make the pancakes: Combine the scallions, một nửa cup peanut oil, and kosher salt in a bowl; set aside.

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Put the flour in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle. Turn the mixer on low speed, & as it"s running showroom 1 một nửa cups water in a steady stream. Set until the flour is evenly moistened; it will likely look lượt thích oatmeal at first.

When the dough is smooth and very stretchy, flatten it in the bowl and pour enough peanut oil over the top to completely cover it.

To shape the pancakes: Have some fold-over plastic sandwich bags (or your favorite reusable bags) on hand. Pour an 8" puddle of peanut oil into a baking sheet with a rim.

Scoop up a handful of dough (about 140g lớn 155g, depending on how much water you"ve added). Place the dough in the puddle of oil. Grease your fingers & spread it out in all directions until you can almost see through it; you should have a circle about 10" in diameter and 1/4" thick.

Scoop up 2 tablespoons of the filling mixture and spread it evenly over the dough. Working from the top, roll the dough into a log. Hang on lớn one end and coil the log into a spiral, pinching the ends together. Place the pancake in the waiting bag. Repeat with the remaining dough, placing each of the pancakes in a separate bag; you should be able to lớn shape six pancakes.

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To cook the pancakes: In a large, heavy frying pan phối over medium heat, pour in enough peanut oil khổng lồ coat the bottom of the pan 1/4" deep. Heat the oil until you see ripples across its surface.

On a greased plate, spread out the pancake until it"s 3/8" thick and about 6" in diameter. Now the tricky part: Pick up the pancake with two hands and carefully place it into the oil. Cook for about 3 minutes, until the first side is golden brown. Using tongs, turn the pancake và cook for another 3 minutes, until golden brown on both sides.

Remove the pancake from the pan & place it on a cutting board lined with absorbent paper; turn it over to lớn drain the second side. Repeat with the remaining pancakes. 

When ready khổng lồ serve, cut each pancake into eight wedges và accompany with dipping sauce. Garnish each pancake with a teaspoon of sesame seeds.

Store any leftover pancakes, well wrapped, at room temperature for several days; freeze for longer storage.


The all-purpose dipping sauce for these pancakes is simple to put together, lasts indefinitely in the refrigerator, và has an incredible number of uses. It"s an excellent marinade for chicken wings or skewers and, with the addition of some hoisin sauce, becomes a wonderful barbecue sauce. Brush it on grilled fish, or use it lớn complete your tempura vegetables or shrimp.