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Cong You Bing (Scallion Pancakes)
Prep Time
1 hr 30 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
2 hrs
Cong you bing is a traditional Chinese crepe made from wheat flour that is stuffed with scallions and lightly fried.
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Asian, Chinese, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 10 pancakes
Author: Vera Abitbol
  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • ¼ cup cold water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 8 oz. scallions
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • Vegetable oil
  1. Thinly slice the scallions. Mix with sesame oil and ½ teaspoon of salt and refrigerate.
  2. Mix the flour and ½ teaspoon of salt. Pour the boiling water all at once and mix vigorously.
  3. Then add the cold water gradually and knead until you obtain a soft, smooth and homogeneous dough. Let stand for 45 minutes.
  4. Divide the dough into 10 pieces. Thinly roll each piece of dough to a thickness of about ⅛ inch (3 mm)

  5. Brush each piece of dough with oil. Sprinkle generously with fresh onions.
  6. Roll each piece of dough to form a long stick, and roll each stick to form a snail shape. Let stand for 30 minutes.
  7. Roll each snail to form ¼ inch (6 mm) thick circles.

  8. Heat a lightly oiled pan over medium heat and cook each crepe 3 to 4 minutes on each side.