Gluten-free Scallion Pancakes

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Author Notes: I love me a hot scallion pancake! This version is a little softer than the classic Chinese version, and the sweet rice flour helps give the pancakes a little chewiness. Err on the side of overcooking them; undercooking them will result in gloppy unpleasantness. These would be great as an appetizer or hors d'oeuvre; just make them small, let them cool, then top with a bit of ahi poke (think: blinis with caviar). It's a party on a pancake!vvvanessa

Makes 8 three-inch pancakes

  • 3/4 cup gluten-free flour blend of your choice (I use about 1/2 cup brown rice flour and 1/4 cup tapioca starch)
  • 1/4 cup sweet rice flour (also known as mochi rice flour)
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 4 scallions, trimmed and finely minced
  • 1/3 cup wheat- and gluten-free tamari or soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 3-4 dashes sesame oil
  • 1 small garlic clove, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
  • 3-4 dashes chile oil (optional)
  • 1/4 cup safflower, canola, or peanut oil for cooking the pancakes
  1. Combine the flours, salt, water, and scallions in a small bowl. Mix thoroughly. Let sit for 10 minutes.
  2. While the batter rests, combine the tamari, vinegar, sesame oil, garlic, and ginger (and chile oil, if using) in a small dish. Set aside.
  3. Heat a skillet over medium-high. Add 2 teaspoons oil. Stir the batter well and pour about 2 tablespoons of batter into the pan. Cook 2 or 3 at a time for 3 minutes on each side or until nicely browned. Be sure to stir the batter before making each batch of pancakes as the flour settles at the bottom of the bowl. Do not undercook.
  4. Serve hot with dipping sauce.
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over 2 years ago susan g

So glad you put this up again -- I can't wait. Well, I'll wait until lunch, in 12 hours!

Karen_and_amy

about 3 years ago My Pantry Shelf

Yum! I was just thinking of making scallion pancakes and needed a recipe. These look delicious. Thanks VVV!

Buddhacat

about 3 years ago SKK

Looking forward to bringing these as an appetizer! What else do you recommend putting on rather than ahi poke? (And the photo is spectacular, as always!)

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about 3 years ago susan g

Looking forward to these! I often wonder why we don't see more Asian recipes based on rice flour rather than wheat.

Summer_2010_1048

about 3 years ago Midge

Yum!

Summer_2010_1048

about 3 years ago Midge

Yum!

Summer_2010_1048

about 3 years ago Midge

Yum!