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Scallion Pancakes


5 cups flour

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon shortening

Warm water

Vegetable oil for brushing and frying

1/2 cup chopped green onions


  1. Combine flour, salt, and shortening in a bowl. Stir in enough warm water until a ball forms, and then knead until smooth. Pinch off a 2-inch ball of dough and roll out to ¼-inch thickness. Brush with vegetable oil and sprinkle with green onions. Roll into pinwheel and flatten to desired thinness (1/8- to ¼-inch). Repeat with rest of dough.
  2. Grease and heat skillet on medium to medium high heat. Place pancake in skillet and cook until golden brown, about 3 to 4 minutes on each side.
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