Scallion Wheat Pancakes and First Podcast!

May 1st, 2008


You’ll have to indulge me while I yield to my host-my-own-cooking-show fantasies. 

And, ok, I am new at this. You’ll notice that parts of the video are a little choppy — that’s where I had to edit out my saying “um” because I was nervous. You’ll also notice that there’s a somewhat conspicuous dog toy on the ground underneath my feet, and you might also notice that my dogs’ food and water bowls make standing at the stove pretty awkward. For my next video, I’ll definitely remove all traces of household animals from the cooking show.

You’ll also notice that when I have said that I have a small Manhattan kitchen, I was not joking! It is teeny tiny. And finally, see that three foot tall plant on the stairs? That is one of my cherry tomato plants, grown from seeds in about eight weeks! I am quite proud of them, so although they have nothing to do with this recipe, I wanted to point them out.

On to the scallion pancakes. These are really yummy, and so simple!  I bought scallions at the farmer’s market, and wanted to find a dish that would show them off — these fit perfectly!  I debated whether to post this recipe, or just to post the video, but I’m going to do both this time.

The video takes a few minutes to load, so you can a) go back to whatever else you were doing before you came to my site, or b) open up a new window and check out some of my other recipes while you wait!  I know, I know… I am totally shameless.  

One last small update — anyone who had trouble printing a recipe in the last few weeks, I finally got the Print program fixed.  The “Print This Post” button should be working again!  

Ok, now go watch my video!

Scallion Wheat Pancakes

1 bunch of fresh scallions, chopped (about 1/2 cup of scallion pieces)
1 tbsp canola oil
1 cup 100% whole wheat flour
1 cup water (you may need less water if your whole wheat flour is newer than mine!)
1 tablespoon sesame oil
Canola Oil, for pan frying (about 1/3 cup)

1. Saute the scallions over high heat in 1 tbsp canola oil for about one minute and set aside.
2. Mix flour, water, sesame oil and salt and stir to combine.  Stir in the scallions.
3. Heat about 1/3 cup of canola oil for pan-frying the pancakes.  Drop the batter into the heated pan, using about 1/4 cup of batter per pancake.  When the edges of the pancakes begin to solidify and darken, flip the pancakes (about two minutes per side).  When fully cooked, remove the pancakes from the heat and let cool on a wire rack.
4. Serve plain or drizzled with soy sauce or sesame oil.

Makes about 10 medium-small pancakes.

For those of you reading this with a feedreader, you’ll have to go to the actual site to watch.  Click here!

Tags: appetizers · breads · food

32 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Kristen // May 1, 2008 at 7:47 am

    Let me be the first to say congrats on this new addition to your website! And if you need a sous chef for your cooking show, just give me a call 🙂

  • 2 Alejandra // May 1, 2008 at 8:57 am

    Congratulations!! You look great. I”ve been toying with the idea of doing something like this but haven’t had the guts yet (or the camera…lol). Yours totally rocked. You know I was watching this Giada bio on demad the other day (it was a slow day) and it showed her early reels–she was terrible. You’re already way more confident. Defintiely good things to come! 🙂

  • 3 Alejandra // May 1, 2008 at 8:58 am

    P.S. The recipe looks yummy!

  • 4 sue bette // May 1, 2008 at 9:56 am

    Hi Katy – way to rock out that podcast it was great! I actually got home yesterday with a bunch of leftover scallions from a catering gig, so now I have a dinner plan – Thanks!

  • 5 VeggieGirl // May 1, 2008 at 10:53 am

    KATY!!! LOOOOVE THE PODCAST!!! Definitely do more, girl :0)

  • 6 katy // May 1, 2008 at 11:24 am

    Yay!  I’m so glad you guys like it!  I really had fun making it — there will definitely be more!

  • 7 Elle // May 1, 2008 at 11:52 am

    Katy, congratulations on your first podcast–you did a great job!  Those look so good!

  • 8 Kitt // May 1, 2008 at 12:18 pm

    How fun! Looks great! Nice to see you in action.

  • 9 jaden // May 1, 2008 at 12:25 pm

    damn! quicktime error.


  • 10 Ann // May 1, 2008 at 1:50 pm

    I’m having trouble getting the video loaded, but will keep trying. Your recipe looks great!

  • 11 katy // May 1, 2008 at 2:00 pm

    Jaden and Ann — it will work eventually, I promise!  Quicktime is definitely not the best format for these — next time I will use another one or figure out some way to convert it!

  • 12 Chuck // May 1, 2008 at 2:30 pm

    Great job on the video! It takes a lot of guts to step in front of the camera… kudos.

  • 13 Katherine // May 1, 2008 at 10:05 pm

    I watched it again because I’m a huge dork, and the video looks great! Brad also liked it. 🙂

  • 14 adele // May 1, 2008 at 10:21 pm

    Oooh. I always enjoy classic recipes with a twist, and these are probably healthier than the original, too. 🙂

  • 15 Pat // May 1, 2008 at 11:23 pm

    They look great…

  • 16 Valerie Adams // May 2, 2008 at 8:02 am

    Those look SO good. I’ve never made it with whole wheat before but it looks too good not to try and hey, you’re way ahead of me with the whole video thing. At least you did it. I’m still trying to figure out how to video tape myself cooking, let alone trying to upload the thing online. hahaha.

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  • 18 K8 // May 2, 2008 at 10:16 am

    Hmmmm, lets hope there are some nice looking green onions at the market this weekend!

    They look awesome.

  • 19 cookinpanda // May 2, 2008 at 4:28 pm

    Awesome twist with the whole wheat flour.  This is great.  I’m gonna try it.

  • 20 Meghan // May 2, 2008 at 8:25 pm

    nice podcast, katy!  these look tasty but a little moree healthy than my usual style of pancakes… no buttermilk or maple syrup, huh?!

    i’ll have to try these soon as an appetizer

  • 21 Mark // May 2, 2008 at 8:29 pm

    cool podcast, katy… really good work… you’re so confident and do such a great job in front of the camera

    i don’t know what space you have to set things up in your kitchen area but you should do some shots of the recipe cooking in the pan and do a simple voice over for those parts… did you edit this on your camera or are you using some editing software?  if the latter, you can do some simple voice over stuff for the cooking shots… just an idea

  • 22 Marc @ No Recipes // May 3, 2008 at 10:16 am

    Very cool. Great job on your first podcast! These look really too.

  • 23 Emiline // May 3, 2008 at 1:51 pm

    The scallion pancakes look yummy.  I’m having trouble with the video loading.  I think I have to install something.  Let me see if Ican figure it out.
    I’m sure you did a great job!

  • 24 White On Rice Couple // May 4, 2008 at 6:01 pm

    Ahhh!!!! My service here at work is so slow, it’s taking forever to load. I have to wait to get home to listen to your podcast. I’m dying now!!!
    Ok, no more temper tantrums, the scallion cakes do look yummy. I’m especially interested in the fact that you used wheat flour!

  • 25 Christie @ fig&cherry // May 6, 2008 at 12:27 am

    WOW!! Love it, you did such a great job! x

    Plus the recipe is gorgeous, I’m definitely going to give these a go.

  • 26 Loran Gutt // May 7, 2008 at 12:33 pm

    Love it!  You did a wonderful job!

  • 27 Neen // May 8, 2008 at 8:08 pm

    Wow! You go girl!
    (And your apartment is SO freakin’ nice. And you have an UPSTAIRS???)

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  • 31 Ruthie // Aug 25, 2009 at 7:22 am

    Very wonderful blog, recipes and love your video.  (Only had time to watch the zucchini pancakes, which look and sound yummy)! 

    We share similar fantasies of our own cooking show! 

    Only one unsolicited piece of advice: pull your hair back before you start cooking!  I have long hair, too, and it just isn’t appetizing to watch someone chopping/preparing food while continuously pushing hair out of your eyes/face.  You are a very talented young woman and I wish you the best of luck because you really could have your very own cooking show some day!

  • 32 Andre Doom // Nov 10, 2011 at 2:20 am

    Thank U for this U can Login to see more it is too wonderful.

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