Vegan Scallion Pancakes Recipe | Cooking With Jade

Vegan Scallion Pancakes Recipe

Vegan Scallion Pancakes Recipe
Vegan Scallion Pancakes

Vegan Scallion Pancakes

Enjoy the simplicity and taste of these 3-ingredient Vegan Scallion Pancakes, a crispy pan-fried Chinese flatbread. Quick and delicious, they're also known as green onion pancakes and can be made with chives or leeks. The recipe includes step-by-step pictures!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Course Dinner
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 6
Calories 331 kcal


  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 tbspn vegan margarine
  • 1/4 tsp. Salt
  • 1 large bunches green onions chopped
  • 1/4 cup oil more or less as needed for frying


  • Mix the flour and water until a dough is formed. On a lightly floured surface, knead the dough for a few minutes. Place in a bowl, cover and set aside for 30 minutes.
  • Roll out the dough to a 1/8 inch thickness. Brush a thin layer of vegan margarine on the top, sprinkle with salt, and then press a layer of green onions into the dough.
  • Now here’s the secret to making scallion pancakes: Once you have a flat layer of dough with the green onions on top, roll it all up into a cigar-like shape. Then, roll out the dough again onto a floured surface to about 1/8 inch thickness, pushing any green onions that escape back into the dough. This is the critical step that is going to give the pancakes their perfect texture and flakiness.
  • Fry your scallion pancake in 1/4 inch of vegetable oil in a skillet over medium heat.
  • Cook each scallion pancake for approximately 3 minutes on one side then flip and cook for another 3 more minutes before getting the pancakes.
  • Salt to taste and cut pancakes into triangles and serve with dipping sauce.
Keyword Chinese Food

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