I already know the question most of you have. What are Vegan Scallion Pancakes? Would it be enough if I just told you they are totally vegan and incredibly delicious? Well there is a lot more to them that that.
Here is a vegan recipe to get your out of the ordinary. Scallion Pancakes are a traditional Chinese food with lots of rich history and traditions in the Chinese culture. If you go strolling in many areas of China you will see them being sold by street vendors. They are also made in restaurants as well. What's really interesting is they vary slightly by region so they will be a little bit different depending on where you are when you try them.
So, basically this recipe is created with fresh, local ingredients. Chickpea flour, brown rice flour, and sweet rice flour all combined to attain a playdough texture. Then the dough is brushed with sesame oil and sprinkled evenly with chopped scallions. These ingredients are heated until lightly golden brown.
It is very reminiscent to the texture of flatbread with incredibly crispy and slightly chewy bite. The interpretation of this classic recipe is fantastic. You will get an authentic delicious representation of the same great treat you may find on a street in China.
I love finding new Chinese recipes because you know they will be delicious. They are almost always very easy to convert into vegan versions. The Chinese culture is not a meat eating culture. If you go into an American Chinese restaurant today you would think otherwise because all of the dishes involve meat. But in China they are mostly a rice and grain culture so veganism is a natural extension of their great food.
This vegan breakfast recipe and beautiful photos are courtesy of Snixy Kitchen. You can get this Vegan Scallion Pancakes Recipe by clicking here.