For this month’s flatbread challenge I decided to go with an oldie but a goodie. These popped up often on our dining table when I was a kiddo. They are a breeze to throw together, and usually disappear as quickly as they come off the griddle.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cup boiling water
- 1 tsp Kosher salt
- 3 TBSP chopped scallions
- 2 TBSP chopped cilantro
- 1 TBSP sesame oil
- vegetable oil for frying
Combine flour, water and salt and mix until dough holds together (I like to do this in the food processor). Wrap in plastic wrap and let rest for 20 minutes
Stir together scallions, cilantro and sesame oil.
Divide dough into 2 pieces. Roll each into an 8-inch circle. Spread each circle with half of the scallion mixture. One at a time, roll up the circle into a cylinder, hold the two ends and twist, then wind the cylinder into a coil. Flatten and roll out again into 1/4-inch thick round.
Heat a griddle that will fit the cake to medium. Pour a little vegetable oil on the griddle to coat, then fry the scallion cake until browned. Flip and fry the other side. Add more vegetable oil to the griddle and fry the second scallion cake.
Cut into wedges and serve with soy sauce, chili crisp, or hoisin.
Makes 2 cakes (you should probably double this recipe – I always do).