Gluten-Free Scallion Pancakes
Cuisine: Chinese
Prep time: 20 mins
Cook time: 20 mins
Total time: 40 mins
Tools: Kitchen scales, measuring cups and spoons, a large mixing bowl, spatula, knife, cutting board, rolling pin, pastry brush, 10-12” frying pan and cover.
  • 160 g (5.6 oz) Maseca Corn Masa Mix
  • 80 g (2.8 oz) white rice flour
  • 80 g (2.8 oz) sweet rice flour
  • 40 g (1.4 oz) corn starch
  • 20 g (0.7 oz) potato starch
  • 20 g (0.7 oz) tapioca starch
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 cup finely chopped scallion
  • ¼ cup canola oil
  1. Mix all flours in a large mixing bowl. Carefully add ½ cup of boiling water at a time and combine gently with spatula until it forms a ball. Caution! The dough is very hot, Do Not use your hands to mix the dough.
  2. Allow the dough to cool enough to handle. Transfer the dough onto a lightly floured surface. Knead until smooth. Roll the dough to form a long cylindrical shape and then divide the dough into 10 pieces of equal size. Use a rolling pin to shape each piece into a 7” wide square sheet (cover the rest of dough with a damp cheese cloth or plastic wrap while working with each piece).
  3. Use a pastry brush to lightly coat five of the ten sheets with oil. Keep the oil 1” off the edge. Sprinkle a few pinches of salt. Evenly divide the scallion into five portions and sprinkle on top of those oil coated sheets.
  4. Take the remaining 5 pieces of dough sheet and cover each scallion filled dough sheet. Gently press the edges together to seal each pancake.
  5. Lightly coat a frying pan with oil. Heat the pan over medium high heat. Wait until the oil is hot and place the pancakes, one at a time, in the frying pan. Cover with lid and fry for 1 minute. Turn over to the other side and fry with cover on for another minute. Repeat 2 times. Each pancake takes 4 minutes to cook.
  6. Cut the cooked pancakes diagonally. Serve hot.
I usually make a large batch of this gluten-free flour mix because I can weigh large amounts of each ingredient more accurately than small amounts. The extra flour mix can be stored in a zipper bag in the freezer.
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