Yummy Asian pancakes and a delicious dipping sauce of sesame oil, sugar and soy sauce. My mother used to make these for me when I was a little girl. I recently found this recipe in the October 2009 Food Network Magazine. Prep time includes chill time.
- 1 1⁄2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
- 3⁄4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 -2 tablespoon vegetable shortening, at room temperature
- 5 scallions, finely chopped
- vegetable oil, for frying
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 2 tablespoons water
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- sliced scallion
- Sift the flour and 3/4 teaspoon salt into a large bowl. Stir in 1/2 cup hot water until blended. If the dough is dry, add up to 2 more tablespoons water. Knead on a lightly floured surface until elastic yet firm, about 5 minutes. Cover with a damp cloth and set aside for 30 minutes.
- Divide the dough into 6 pieces and keep covered. One at a time, roll each piece into a 4-inch-long log, then stretch into a 14-inch-long rope. Brush with shortening and sprinkle with about 1 tablespoon scallion. Coil the dough into a circle, cover and set aside. Repeat with remaining dough.
- Flatten the coils with your hand on a floured surface, then roll with a floured rolling pin into a thin circle. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
- Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a 10-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 pancake and cook until golden brown, about 2 minutes per side. Drain on paper towls and repeat with remaining pancakes, adding more oil as needed. Cut into wedges to serve.
- Mix all ingredients for dipping sauce and serve with pancakes.