We learned how to make this Taiwanese snack pie from Christine on Sun, 5-18-08.
Cong You Bing (葱油餅、Green Onion Pancakes） by Christine
3 Cups Wheat or All Purpose White Flour
1 Cup Boiling Water
1/3 Cup Cold Water
9 TB. Oil
3 TB. Chopped Green Oinion
3 Tsp. Salt
1 Cup Oil
1. Place flour in bowl. Add the boiling water and mix with
chopsticks (or fork) immediately. Let cool. After 3 minutes
add cold water and knead the dough thoroughly until it is
smooth. Cover and let rest a while (1/2 hour-1 hour).
2. Remove dough to floured board, divide dough into 6 even
pieces (or more than 6), knead and roll each piece of dough
into 10" round as in making pie crust. Rub 1 T. oil on dough
and sprinkle the whole top with 1/2 t. salt and 1/2 T. chopped
green onion. Roll up as for jelly roll making sure the ends
are tightly closed. Now form into a round snail shape tucking
the final end into the center of the bun, then press down and
roll out until 1/2" thick. Repeat the process if you want more
3. Heat 2 T. oil in frying pan, place the pie in and fry about
2 minutes. Use low heat and cover the pan. Flip over and
spash 1 T. oil down from side. Continue frying until this side
is golden and crispy, shake and jiggle the pan often while
frying as this action makes a flaky pastry.
4. Cut into small pieces to serve.
Dumpling or Green Onion Pancake Dipping Sauce
3 T. Soy Sauce
1 T. Vinegar
2 T. water
2 tsp. sugar
2 T. Green Onion or Garlic