Pan-Fried Chinese Pancakes Recipe

Pan-Fried Chinese Pancakes Recipe

How To Make Pan-Fried Chinese Pancakes

Chewy and soft, these Chinese pancakes serve a classic breakfast dish with a twist! It’s made savory with green onions for a delicious plate.

Preparation: 30 minutes
Cooking: 40 minutes
Total: 1 hour 10 minutes



  • ¼tspsalt
  • ¾cupwarm water
  • 1cupall purpose flour,plus ¼ cup for sprinkling
  • 1tbspvegetable oil,plus 1 tbsp for brushing
  • 1tbspAsian sesame oil,toasted, or as needed
  • ½cupgreen onion,finely chopped


  1. Dissolve the salt in warm water, and mix in 1 cup of flour to make a soft dough. Turn the dough out onto a well-floured work surface, and knead for about 5 minutes until slightly springy. If the dough is sticky, knead in ¼ teaspoon of vegetable oil.

  2. Divide the dough into 8 equal-size pieces, and keep the pieces covered with a cloth.

  3. In a bowl, mix the remaining flour with the remaining vegetable oil to make a mixture like fine crumbs.

  4. On a floured work surface, roll a piece of dough out into a thin square about 5×7-inch in size, brush the dough with toasted sesame oil, and sprinkle lightly with about 1½ teaspoon of the flour-oil mixture.

  5. Sprinkle about 1 tablespoon of chopped green onion onto the dough, and spread the onion out evenly.

  6. Starting with a long end, roll the dough up into a rope shape, and pinch the seam and the ends closed. Roll the rope shape into a flat spiral, and press lightly with hands to compact the spiral and keep it from unrolling.

  7. Place the spiral down onto the floured work surface, and gently roll it out into a pancake with the onions folded inside, turning the pancake over often as it’s rolled out. Roll gently and turn often to avoid making holes in the pancakes.

  8. Finished pancakes should be about 5-inch in diameter. Repeat with the rest of the dough pieces, making 8 onion pancakes.

  9. Heat a non-stick skillet over medium heat, and brush with vegetable oil. Pan-fry each pancake in the hot skillet for about 5 minutes per side until golden brown on both sides.

  10. Cut into wedges and serve warm. Enjoy!


  • Calories: 89.37kcal
  • Fat: 3.62g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.38g
  • Trans Fat: 0.01g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 1.95g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.08g
  • Carbohydrates: 12.38g
  • Fiber: 0.58g
  • Sugar: 0.19g
  • Protein: 1.73g
  • Sodium: 74.87mg
  • Calcium: 7.56mg
  • Potassium: 33.98mg
  • Iron: 0.82mg
  • Vitamin A: 3.13µg
  • Vitamin C: 1.18mg
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