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Fried Green Onion Pancakes Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup cold water
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 2 bunches green onions, finely chopped
- Vegetable oil, for frying

Special Equipment Needed:
- Large bowl
- Whisk
- Frying pan
- Spatula

Step-by-Step Instructions:
1. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
2. Gradually add the cold water and vegetable oil, stirring until a dough forms.
3. Knead the dough for about 5 minutes, then cover and let rest for 30 minutes.
4. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough to a 1/4-inch thickness.
5. Sprinkle the green onions over the dough, then roll up the dough like a jelly roll.
6. Cut the dough into 1/2-inch slices and flatten each slice with your hands.
7. Heat a large frying pan over medium-high heat and add enough vegetable oil to cover the bottom of the pan.
8. Fry the pancakes in batches until golden brown on both sides, about 2 minutes per side.
9. Transfer the pancakes to a paper towel-lined plate to drain.

Time:
Preparation Time: 40 minutes
Cooking Time: 4 minutes per batch
Temperature: Medium-high
Serving Size: Makes about 24 pancakes

Nutritional Information: Not available

Substitutions for Ingredients
- Gluten-free flour can be used in place of all-purpose flour.
- Olive oil can be used in place of vegetable oil.

Variations:
- Add other vegetables such as bell peppers or mushrooms to the pancakes.
- Add spices such as chili powder or cumin to the pancakes.

Tips and Tricks:
- Make sure the oil is hot before adding the pancakes to the pan.
- Use a spatula to flip the pancakes to ensure they don't break apart.

Storage Instructions:
The pancakes can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Reheating Instructions:
The pancakes can be reheated in a toaster oven or in a skillet over medium heat.

Presentation Ideas:
- Serve the pancakes with a dipping sauce such as soy sauce or sweet and sour sauce.
- Serve the pancakes with a side of steamed vegetables.

Garnishes:
- Chopped green onions
- Sesame seeds

Pairings:
- Fried rice
- Egg rolls

Suggested Side Dishes:
- Steamed vegetables
- Fried rice

Troubleshooting Advice:
- If the pancakes are not cooking evenly, make sure the oil is hot before adding the pancakes to the pan.

Food Safety Advice:
- Make sure to use a thermometer to check the temperature of the oil before adding the pancakes to the pan.

Food History:
Fried green onion pancakes are a popular Chinese dish that has been enjoyed for centuries.

Flavor Profiles:
The pancakes have a savory flavor with a hint of sweetness from the green onions.

Serving Suggestions:
- Serve the pancakes as an appetizer or side dish.
- Serve the pancakes with a dipping sauce such as soy sauce or sweet and sour sauce.

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Region: Chinese

Taste: Crispy, Savory, Oniony, Salty, Fried