Today I have a crispy scallion pancake coming your way. Scallion pancakes are a favorite of mine and whenever it’s on the table, I eat it like candy. I have a shortcut method of scallion pancakes for you that will make you want to make it all the time. The ingredients list is super short which makes for an easy shopping trip.
Scallion pancakes have several different variations. The classic way to make scallion pancakes is from scratch with a base of flour. My family made scallion pancakes this way since I was little, and we still do all the time. Scallion pancakes are a favorite in my family, but sometimes it does take a bit of prep time. This recipe uses pre-made wonton wrappers which cuts the dough prep time to zero! Wonton wrappers also get super crisp, even crispier than the traditional recipe. What most scallion pancakes have in common is “swirling/spiraling” the dough (or wonton wrapper in this case). It creates layers and helps make the scallion pancake super flaky and delicious. And of course, you drench it in scallions.
The ingredients to this recipe are short and sweet, there’s only 3! Hopefully most of these ingredients are already in your fridge/pantry.
- Wonton Wrappers
- This is the key ingredient to making scallion pancakes the shortcut way. Zero prep, zero knead, zero fuss! All you need to do is pick them up at the grocery store and set them up.
- Olive Oil
- Olive oil is probably the best oil to use for this recipe, mainly because of the taste (which is subtle, but appreciated when you do get a hint of it). Avocado oil is also a good alternative for this recipe.
- Scallions (duh)
- Chop them up and sprinkle them everywhere. There’s no such thing as too much scallion for this recipe, so feel free to add more!
Shortcut Scallion Pancakes
- 8 square wonton wrappers
- 1 tbs olive oil
- 1 scallion chopped
- Start by taking one wonton wrapper and brushing one edge with some olive oil.
- Then take another wonton wrapper and place the edge on top of the olive oil of the previous wrapper. make sure to press the edges together.
- Once you have about 8 lined up, brush the wrappers with a generous amount of olive oil.
- Sprinkle on some scallions all over the wonton wrappers.
- Roll the wrappers up long ways first until it makes a long log like shape. Then take one end of the long and swirl it in towards itself. Seal the end by brushing the end tip with some olive oil and sealing it onto the pancake.
- Add some olive oil to a pan and fry both sides until they are golden brown and crispy.
- Serve immediately so that the scallion pancakes stay crispy!