Asian Pancakes-Green Onion Pancakes

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I am a sucker for Chinese buffets.  I just love foods of all cultures.  And fried food-can’t get enough.  You know those yummy, greasy floury cakes with specks of green onions and chives hidden in the greasy layers?  I love those too!  Yep, those are at the Asian buffets.

These healthified Green Onion Pancakes are a tease just the same.  A tease of flavor, savory onion and chive, peppered up whole wheat flour, and sweet and nutty peanut oil.  I like this grilled version better than the fried version-at least-I feel less guilty devouring enjoying them.

And as long you have a bit of extra time to spare in the kitchen, you’ll enjoy them too.  Especially with a warm bowl of Egg Drop Soup or Eggplant and Rice Noodles.

You’ll only need a few ingredients for these:
2 cups all purpose flour, plus 1/4 cup for kneading
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 1/4 cups boiling water
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
3 Tb peanut oil, divided
3 green onions, including chives

 

Start by mixing the flour, salt and pepper in a bowl and slowly pour in the boiling water.

Turn out on a floured surface and knead a few times until you have a ball of dough.

Let rest in bowl sprayed with cooking spray for 30 minutes.

After the dough has rested, proceed as below.  Divide into 16 even portions.

Using a rolling pin, I love mine by Pampered Chef, roll out into a 1/4″ thick circle, about 6″ wide.  Use 1 Tb of the peanut oil to brush each circle with oil.  Sprinkle with additional salt and pepper if desired, and 1 tsp green onions.

Roll cigar style, then into a crescent shape, pinching the ends to seal.  Roll again into a circle, sealing the oil and onion layers inside.

 

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Using the 2 Tb of the remaining peanut oil, brush each side of the pancakes with oil and grill over medium heat until browned on each side, about 3-4 minutes per side.

 

 

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And enjoy those flaky layers.

 

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Stack ’em up on a plate if they last that long.

 

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And enjoy as a side to whatever you like, or a snack at any time of the day.  Maybe even with a cup of hot tea.

 

Asian Pancakes-Green Onion Pancakes

Prep Time: 40 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 60 minutes

Number of servings: 8

Per Serving 226 calories

Fat 6 g

Carbs 38 g

Protein 6 g

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Asian Pancakes-Green Onion Pancakes

Weight Watchers PointsPlus®: 6

*Nutritional value may vary depending upon which ingredients are used.

*PointsPlus® calculated by Famished Fish and in no way endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all purpose flour, plus 1/4 cup for kneading
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/4 cups boiling water
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 3 Tb peanut oil, divided
  • 3 green onions, including chives

Instructions

  1. Mix the flour, salt and pepper in a bowl and slowly pour in the boiling water.
  2. Turn out onto a floured surface and knead a few times until you have a ball of dough.
  3. Let rest in bowl sprayed with cooking spray for 30 minutes.
  4. After the dough has rested, divide into 16 even portions.
  5. Using a rolling pin, roll out into a 1/4″ thick circle, about 6″ wide.
  6. Use 1 Tb of the peanut oil to brush each circle with oil. Sprinkle with additional salt and pepper if desired, and 1 tsp green onions.
  7. Roll cigar style, then into a crescent shape, pinching the ends to seal.
  8. Roll again into a circle, sealing the oil and onion layers inside.
  9. Using the 2 Tb of the remaining peanut oil, brush each side of the pancakes with oil and grill over medium heat until browned on each side, about 3-4 minutes per side.

What is your favorite Asian buffet side dish?

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