Scallion Pancake or Green Onion Bread (w/Recipe)

Makes: 12

 For the pancake

3 and half cups all purpose flour
2 Tablespoons vegetable shortening
2 teaspoons Asian sesame oil
1 and half cups chopped scallions
1 Tablespoon salt
1 teaspoon ground white pepper
Vegetable oil for cooking the pancakes


For the pancakes: Put flour in a bowl, and add 1 1⁄4 cups boiling water, stirring with a fork until dough holds together. Transfer dough to a lightly floured surface, and knead until smooth. Cover with plastic, and set aside for 30 minutes.

Divide dough into 12 pieces, shape into balls, and cover with plastic. Working with 1 ball at a time, roll dough out onto a lightly floured surface into a 5’’ round. Brush with a thin film of shortening. Sprinkle with a little sesame oil, some scallions, and salt and pepper. Roll dough into a cylinder, coil it into a circle, and tuck end underneath. Roll into a 5’’ round. Repeat process with remaining dough.

Heat 2 tbsp. vegetable oil in a medium skillet. Fry cakes, one at a time, until blistered and golden, about 2 minutes per side. Add more vegetable oil as needed. Drain on paper towels.

 For the dipping sauce

Half cup chicken stock
2 Tablespoons soy sauce
1 Tablespoon finely chopped scallions
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1 teaspoon Asian-style hot sauce (optional)

 Combine stock, soy sauce, scallions, garlic, and chile sauce in a small bowl. Cut cakes into quarters, and serve with dipping sauce.


Everyone’s been doing the Pokemon variation thing, so I decided to do one myself…. so here’s variations on my favorite Onion Fairy Pokemon, Celebi! Did you know garlic is related to onions??? ‘Cause I didn’t! Thanks to friendlytroll​ for coming up with Garlic Celebi!

I don’t have blurbs for all of the variants, but I do have a few -

  • Scallion Celebi are the smallest and one of the most delicate varieties! They are most often sighted in Kalos, along with Shallot, Cippolini, and Chives Celebi.
  • Cippolini Celebi are almost flightless, but are extremely graceful on their feet. They are sometimes also called Ballerina Celebi due to their common en pointe stance.
  • Leek Celebi are often found in areas where Farfetch’d sticks grow and act as guardians of those groves. They spend much of their time helping the Farfetch’d in the area train, and carry one of the special sprigs much like the Wild Duck Pokemon.
  • Garlic Celebi have only ever been sighted in places where Darkrai has also been sighted; they are more mischievous or even impish than the usual Celebi, and enjoy pranking researchers who come to study their groves. They are ultimately just as protective and nurturing as other Celebi, however - they’re just a bit rougher around the edges. And smellier.