Of all the Chinese crêpes, Cong you Bing is the most common. Sliced scallions are folded into the batter, then the crêpes are fried until slightly browned and bubbly. It is an extremely popular Chinese recipe that can be served as a side or a simple a snack accompanying a bowl of soup. It can also be served for breakfast.

Cong You Bing: Chinese Scallion Crêpes [Vegan]

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Serves

10

Ingredients

  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 8 ounces scallions
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • Vegetable oil
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Preparation

  1. Thinly slice the scallions. Mix with sesame oil and 1/2 teaspoon of salt and refrigerate.
  2. Mix the flour and 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Pour the boiling water all at once and mix vigorously.
  3. Then add the cold water gradually and knead until you obtain a soft, smooth and homogeneous dough. Let stand for 45 minutes.
  4. Divide the dough into 10 pieces. Thinly roll each piece of dough to a thickness of about 1/2-inch.
  5. Brush each piece of dough with oil. Sprinkle generously with fresh onions.
  6. Roll each piece of dough to form a long stick, and roll each stick to form a snail shape. Let stand for 30 minutes.
  7. Roll each snail to form 1/4-inch thick circles.
  8. Heat a lightly oiled pan over medium heat and cook each crêpe 3-4 minutes on each side.
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