Green Onion Cakes
- Serves: Makes 16
- Active Time: 1 hr
- Total Time: 1 hr
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Step 1: Making the Dough• 3 cups bread flour (or all-purpose)
• 1 1/4 cups just boiled water
To make the dough, pour the boiling water over the flour. Stir quickly with a fork to combine. Dump the mixture onto a counter top and knead the dough until smooth. The dough will be quite firm. Place into a bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Let rest at room temperature for 30 to 60 minutes.
Step 2: Rolling the Cakes• 1 bunch green onions
• vegetable oil (for brushing)
• sea salt (for seasoning)
• freshly ground black pepper (for seasoning)
• extra flour (for dusting)
To roll the cakes, first divide the dough into 16 equal pieces and shape into rounds. Using a rolling pin, roll into a disc about 1/8" -inch thick. Brush lightly with vegetable oil, season well with salt and pepper, and sprinkle green onions over half of the surface. Roll the dough up like a cigar, then into a coil. Once again, roll out into a disc approximately 1/8" -inch thick, dusting with flour as needed.
Step 3: Frying the Cakes• vegetable oil (for frying)
• soy sauce (for dipping)
• sambal oelek (for dipping)
• red rice vinegar (for dipping)
To cook the cakes, heat a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat and add enough oil to cover its surface. When the oil is shimmering, fry each cake until golden brown; approximately 1 to 2 minutes. Turn with tongs and cook the other side for 1 to 2 minutes longer, or until golden brown and cooked through. Drain on paper towels.
Cut into wedges and serve immediately with soy sauce, red vinegar, sambal oelek for dipping.
- by Kimberley Slobodian
- February 4, 2008
Keep green onion cakes on hand by storing them in the freezer. After rolling them out, stack them in between layers of plastic wrap, so they don’t stick to each other. Take out as many as you need by easily prying them apart. Thaw slightly in the microwave for 20 to 30 seconds by placing the onion cakes in a single layer on paper towel. Fry and serve.