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Easy Shortcut Scallion Pancakes

An easy scallion pancake recipe with just 4 ingredients and 20 minutes of prep. Freezer-friendly & just as good as our traditional scallion pancake recipes!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: scallion pancakes
Servings: 8 scallion pancakes
Calories: 207kcal
Author: Judy



  • Wash the scallions and pat them thoroughly dry with a clean kitchen towel. Slice the scallions in half lengthwise and finely chop them.
  • Prepare a small dish of salt and a dish of oil, along with a pastry brush.
  • On a clean work surface, take a dumpling wrapper, brush it with a thin layer of oil, and lightly sprinkle with salt. Then cover with a layer of scallions. Top it with another dumpling wrapper, and lightly press it down. Repeat the process until you have 4-7 layers of dumpling wrappers.
  • Use a rolling pin to roll the layered dumpling skins into a pancake––however thick or thin you like. Rotate the scallion pancake as you roll to get a perfect round shape.
  • Heat a flat-bottomed non-stick or cast iron pan over medium heat. Spread 1 tablespoon oil around in the pan, and add the scallion pancake. Cook each side until golden brown, about 2-3 minutes per side. (Avoid using high heat, as it will burn the pancake without cooking it through).
  • If the pan looks dry after flipping the pancake, you can add another tablespoon of oil.
  • Enjoy these plain or with a dipping sauce! We’ve found that they go great with our dumpling dipping sauce.



To pre-make and freeze any uncooked scallion pancakes:
  1. After rolling out each pancake, place on a sheet of parchment or wax paper, and place another sheet of paper on top.
  2. Layer the scallion pancakes between the wax paper or parchment paper.
  3. Transfer to a large freezer bag, and place on a flat shelf in the freezer so they freeze flat.
  4. To cook, add them directly to a pan with hot oil––no need to thaw beforehand.


Calories: 207kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 717mg | Potassium: 74mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 125IU | Vitamin C: 2.2mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 1.8mg