Green Onion Cakes with Asian Dipping Sauce
Green onion cakes are a bit tedious to make but the flavour is wonderful and a great way to get through the green onion bounty.
3 1/3 cup flour
1 1/4 cups boiling water
1/4 cup vegetable shortening or cooking oil
2 tsp. sesame oil
1 cup chopped green onions
2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. white pepper
Getting ready: Place flour in a bowl. Add boiling water, stir with a fork until dough is evenly moistened. On a lightly floured board, knead dough until smooth and satiny, about 5 minutes. Cover and let rest for 30 minutes. On floured board, roll dough into a cylinder, cut into 12 equal portions.
Make each cake: Roll a portion of dough into an 8" circle about 1/2" thick; keeping remaining dough covered to prevent drying. Brush dough circle with a thin film of shortening. Sprinkle with a small portion of sesame oil, green onions, salt and pepper. Roll dough into a cylinder and coil dough into a round patty; tuck end of dough underneath. Roll dough again, forming an 8" by 1/8" thick circle.
Cooking: Place a wide frying pan over medium heat until hot. Add 2 tbsp. cooking oil, swirling to coat sides. Add 1 cake and cook, until golden brown, 2 - 3 minutes per side. Remove and drain on paper towels. Repeat with remaining cakes, adding more oil as needed. Serve warm with Dipping Sauce.
Asian Dipping Sauce
1/2 cup chicken broth
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 teaspoons chopped green onion
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 teaspoon chili sauce
Combine above ingredients and stir. Serve with warm Green Onion Cakes.