Chinese Scallion Flatbread

Preparation time: 15 mins Cooking time: 10 mins Medium Serves: 4


A great appetizer to any Chinese Meal


  • 1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup boiling water
  • 1 - 2 tbsp cold water
  • 1 - 2 tbsp seasame oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • chopped scallions
  • oil for frying


Sift flour into a large bowl. Pour in the boiling water gradually and mix with a fork. Rub together with fingers while the flour is still warm. Add the cold water and knead to form a firm, but not hard, dough. Cover and let stand for 10 minutes. Or refrigerate for 15 - 30 minutes.

Oil a flat surface and a rolling pin with 1 tsp sesame oil. Place dough on oiled surface. Knead a few times and divide into 6 pieces. Roll out one piece into a 6 - 7 inch circle with the edges slightly thinner than the middle. Sprinkle all over with a good 1/4 tsp of salt and press in with your fingers. Generously spread with 1/2 oz margarine (I leave this out) all over, stopping just short of the edges. Spread with about 5 tbsp of chopped scallions.

Fold the dough, and repeat the process, then cut into triangles and fry in shallow hot oil until golden and crispy.


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