scallion pancakes with chili-ginger dipping sauce
Fresh scallions are in! So of course we need to make at least one round of scallion pancakes. They have a light texture with a nice crispy taste once they've been fried. Dip them in the chili-ginger sauce for added flavor.
Ingredients - sauce
1/2 piece ginger, peeled and thinly sliced
2 tbsp low-sodium soy sauce
2 tbsp unseasoned rice vinegar
1 tsp. chili oil
1 tsp. sugar
Ingredients - pancakes
1 cup all purpose flour
1/4 cup cornstarch
1 tsp kosher salt
1 cup chilled club soda
2 tsp low-sodium soy sauce
1 tsp toasted sesame oil
10 scallions, thinly sliced on a diagonal
4 tbsp. vegetable oil
Step 1: Sauce! Whisk ginger, soy sauce, vinegar, chili oil, and sugar in a small bowl until sugar is dissolved. Set sauce aside.
Whisk flour, cornstarch, salt, and sugar in a large bowl. Whisk club soda, soy sauce, and sesame oil in a medium bowl to combine, then pour into dry ingredients and whisk until smooth (be careful not to overmix; it’s okay if there are a few small lumps). Fold in scallions.
Heat 1 Tbsp. oil in a medium nonstick skillet over medium-high. Pour ¼ cup batter into skillet. Cook, moving pan around on the burner for even cooking, until bottom of pancake is set and golden, about 2 minutes. Flip and cook, pressing down on pancake to create direct contact with pan, until other side is golden, about 1 minute. Continue cooking, turning often to keep scallions from burning, until golden brown and crisp and cooked through, about 5 minutes longer. Transfer pancake to a wire rack. Repeat process with remaining batter and remaining 3 Tbsp. oil 3 more times to make a total of 4 pancakes.
Cut each pancake into wedges if desired and serve with reserved sauce on the side for dipping.
The recipe and image are courtesy of Bon Appetit