Scallion Pancakes

We have enjoyed scallion pancakes from restaurants for years. After the kids asking for them all the time, I decided we would finally just make our own scallion pancakes! This recipe originally sounded daunting, but it came out wonderfully.

Ingredients for pancakes:

  • 2 1/2 cups white flour
  • 1 cup warm water
  • vegetable oil
  • salt
  • scallions

Supplies needed:

  • Vegetable oil
  • Rolling pin
  • 10-inch pan


Start by preparing the dough. Mix 2.5 cups flour with 1 cup water, making sure the dough is smooth. Knead thoroughly, then coat your ball of dough with oil and place in a bowl.

Cover with a dampened cloth and allow it to rest for 30 minutes.

My daughter found it was a bit sticky at first!

Cut your dough into 4 equal sections. Lightly oil your countertop and roll out the dough until thin, and measures approximately 9×12″.

Chop the scallions finely.

Lightly brush your rolled out dough with oil, then sprinkle with chopped scallions and salt.

Roll up the dough. Start with the long end, rolling it tightly, making a long “snake” of dough, then cut it into two sections. Coil each section into a round dough ball. Allow to rest for 15 minutes or longer.

Using your rolling pin, roll out the scallion dough ball into a pancake.

Prepare your pan, using vegetable oil over medium heat. Once the oil is warmed up, cook the pancake for about 2 minutes on each side until golden brown.

Our first attempt

Our scallion pancakes looked pretty good after the first few tries! These are delicious, and the kids are a big fan. The kids like to dip these in soy sauce, but you could also make a special dipping sauce.

What do you think?

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  • Cristina Petrini
    June 9, 2021

    I would never have thought of some tasty savory pancakes, really a great idea … to try!

  • Jupiter Hadley
    June 9, 2021

    I love scallion pancakes! I will have to try out your recipe, they look really delicious.

  • Heather
    June 9, 2021

    I was literally just talking about these with a friend. I told her that they don’t sell them in any of the restaurants by me!

  • Brittany
    June 9, 2021

    These look really yummy!

  • Yudith Napitupulu
    June 13, 2021

    scallion-pancakes? wow I never try this recipe. Sound delicious. I would love to try for sure.

  • Claudia Blanton
    June 14, 2021

    what an interesting recipe – I would have never thought of a pancake dough that you have to roll out – sounds almost like flat bread – I am sure that this would be awesome – will give it a try

  • Kuntala
    June 14, 2021

    That sounds so good! I love the idea of a savory pancake. I’ve never had one of those before.

  • Ivan M. Jose
    June 14, 2021

    I’ve been craving seafood and scallion pancakes that I’ve seen over on Instagram. This is a great vegetarian alternative plus it’s timely I’m quite curious with savory pancakes.

  • Dominique
    June 14, 2021

    That looks like it would be tasty for dinner! My family would enjoy these!

  • Emman Damian
    June 15, 2021

    I love Scallion Pancakes! I usually put ground beef or pork along with scallions. It’s so good!

  • Monica Simpson
    July 13, 2021

    I’ve never had savory pancakes before. I would love these! I would top them with sour cream.

  • Danielle
    July 14, 2021

    These look so good and perfect for get togethers!

  • Christine Weis
    December 29, 2021

    Yum! I really like scallions and think they would pair well with pancakes. I can’t wait to try it.

  • Dani
    December 29, 2021

    We get scallion pancakes every time we go to the dumpling restaurant. They are SO GOOD! Looking forward to trying this recipe, as I’ve never been able to replicate them before!

  • Beth
    December 29, 2021

    I can’t wait to make these! I love scallions and I love pancakes. Seems perfect to me!

  • Elizabeth O
    December 29, 2021

    I have never seen such a simple pancake recipe before. I love how easy it is to make and how full of flavor it is with the scallions.

  • Christian Foremost
    December 29, 2021

    Wow this seems so easy to make!! I always had trouble with dough, but i think it just needs practice. Will definitely give this a try.

  • Miss Farah Al Zadjaly
    December 29, 2021

    This is something i got to try making at home. I am definitely going to have to do it this week.

  • Alice Mola
    December 30, 2021

    This is the simplest recipe I’ve found for scallion pancakes. I’ve tried to make them once before and failed epicly, saving this one to my bookmarks!

  • Ebony
    December 30, 2021

    Wow I’ve never heard of scallion pancakes but they sound like a wonderful savory dish to try for breakfast! I will give this a try with the family this weekend! Thanks for sharing this recipe! I love trying new things for breakfast to switch it up!

  • Shilpa Bindlish
    December 30, 2021

    Good to know a recipe with less number of ingredients. Looks tasty. Will try with my son.

  • Stephanie Stebbins
    December 30, 2021

    YUM! Thanks so much for the recipe!

  • Sunrita Dutta
    January 5, 2022

    These look so delicious. Reminds me of the Indian Paranthas. I am sure th kids will enjoy them as well.

  • Emily
    January 5, 2022

    Yum, I love restaurant scallion pancakes. I am amazed at how few ingredients they actually have. I assumed they involved yeast and took forever!

  • Bernice
    January 5, 2022

    These are so great. Sometimes I make a quick batch to eat as a side to soup. Sometimes I add sesame oil…it’s so tasty. Thank you for this recipe.

  • Jerika
    January 5, 2022

    Me and my family love pancakes! Yes! I’m so thrilled to try this scallion pancakes with them.:) Thank you!:)

  • Tyanne
    January 5, 2022

    These are so tasty! Will be making again.