Green Onion Pancakes Recipe

Hello everyone! Today I made onion pancakes. I was craving some Asian food recently and I went to a restaurant near where I live. I had never tried the before, but I ordered onion pancakes after I saw my friend, who went with me, eat them. They were delicious. I loved them so much I could have eaten 16 pieces myself. Afterwards I wanted to go back to the restaurant but then I decided I could learn to make them myself, so I did so I asked my friend’s mom if she could teach me how to make them.

What you need:

  • 2 Cups of All Purpose Flour
  • Some extra flour to sprinkle on later
  • 1 Cup of Water
  • 6 Stalks of Green Onions
  • 3 Tbsp of Sesame Oil
  • One cutting/cooking board

Step 1: In a large bowl mix you flour and water with a fork. Go in small circular motions all around until it is mixed in well. Then start the knead it for 5 minutes.  Cover it with a damp towel and let the dough rest minutes.While you wait, you can start finely chopping the green onions.

Step 2:  After the time is over, take out the dough and cut it into 3 equal sections. Dust your board lightly with flour. Get one of the sections and  the dough using a lightly dusted rolling pin with flour. Make the dough into a ball and flatten a bit. Then roll it out into a circle that is about 2 1/2 hand widths wide.

 

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Step 3: Spread some of the sesame oil lightly all around. Then get 1/3 of the chopped green onions and spread them as well evenly through out the dough. Grab one edge of the dough and start rolling it into a log.Grab one side of the log and start rolling it in so it makes like a cinnamon bun shape.  Do the same to the two dough sections left.

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Step 4: In a big round pan, put 1 tbsp of oil and put it on the stove on medium heat. Cook the pancake for 2-3 mins on each side until flaky and golden brown.  While cooking it, with two spatulas, fluff it up by squashing the edge with the spatula on the sides. This way pancakes is fluffy and layered  instead of flat.

Step 5: After it is cooked, get a knife and cut it into 6-8 pieces. You can eat the pancakes with soy sauce or another sauce you decide to make. Just enjoy them because they are so good!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Authentic Mexican food

Hello and welcome everyone. Today I am going to talk authentic Mexican food!!! Yummy! Now I am not talking about Taco Bell or other “Mexican” restaurant or fast food places. Now don’t get me wrong, they are great places to eat and the food isn’t bad, but it isn’t at all like the food we eat in Mexico. Mexican food is so good if you in get to try real authentic dishes that we eat every day or at parties.

One of the biggest differences is that in Mexico,m we don’t eat flour tortilla that much. Maybe yes for a burrito, but 95 percent of the time, we eat corn tortillas (Tortilla de maiz). This kind of tortilla is what we really use in tacos.

Tacos for us is everything. We can literally make a taco out of anything. We put meat, beans, rice, vegetables, and even eggs for morning tacos. No matter what, we eat everything mostly as a taco/ with tortilla. Tacos are probably the first food you think when you hear Mexican food, but there are so many more delicious dishes than tacos. So I am going to talk about some you probably haven’t heard of if you aren’t a Mexican foodie.

First order up, barbacoa. Now a barbacoa is type of taco,MN but it is special. This type of dish is mostly made on special celebrations or parties. Which us Mexican have alot because we find any reason to party and have fun. A barbacoa is made from beef. But in my family and most, we love fresh meat so we go the day before we cook it and actually go to kill a about cow so the meat is tender and fresh. This is perfect to cook for parties. We cook the meat in bag and put it a special pot. In the pot, there is water boiling but half way up there is an did divider with holes that sustains the beef. The beef cools from the water vapor the water makes inside. This is a long process. After it is cooked, we spice the meat with and hot sauce and it turns out to be a spicy meat. We then use the leftover broth and make a soup with rice and garbanzo beans in it. Then we eat the soup as a side dish with the meat.

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Another famous dish is called mole. Mole is a type of spicy sauce. It has a thick consistency. It can either be green or brown depending on what you use to make it. First you make a powder from chile flakes and add other spices. Ten you use the powder to make the sauce. The sauce is usually poured over chicken and rice.

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