Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Mary Clayton Carl
Hands-on Time
3 Mins
Total Time
12 Mins
Yield
Serves 4 (serving size: 1 pancake and 1 1/2 teaspoons sauce)

These simple savory pancakes were a part of several meals I enjoyed--one of many banchan (side dishes) scattered about the table. The secrets to crisp pancakes are ice-cold water, a hot pan, and enough oil. Look for small green onions; they work best.

How to Make It

Step 1

Cut white portion of each green onion in half lengthwise; combine with green portions. Divide onion pieces into 4 even piles. Set aside.

Step 2

Weigh or lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Combine flour, sugar, and salt in a medium bowl. Add ice water, stirring with a whisk until almost smooth.

Step 3

Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 tablespoon oil to pan; swirl to coat. Arrange 2 onion piles, about 4 inches apart, in pan, keeping onion pieces parallel. Spoon a scant 1/4 cup batter over each onion pile, spreading gently into a circle that covers onions. Cook 3 minutes on each side or until crisp and golden. Repeat procedure with remaining oil, onion pieces, and batter. Serve immediately with Korean Dipping Sauce.

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