Yay…I keep my promise to be back real soon to share with you some of my simple cooking. I must say I am so happy to be able to cook something simple to share with some friends who came by…..*big smiles*. I had made some simple cupcakes like the No Dairy Strawberry Cupcakes and Raspberry Almond Cupcakes to share but then I want something savoury to share too.
As I mentioned in my previous post that a friend brought her signature roast duck when she came to visit. We had wonderful roast duck wrap for dinner with homemade Chinese pancakes and still had some leftover pancakes. I remembered my Chinese pancakes with egg and scallion (spring onions) which I made long time ago. Time to go for it to use up the pancakes! My post on that delicious pancakes with eggs and scallion (spring onions) is at Chewy Scallion Omelette Pancake Rolls.
Oooops…there was no spring onions in my fridge…..*sigh*. But wait, I had a handful of baby spinach. Maybe that would work. So I chop them up for my pancake rolls.
You can use the shop bought Chinese pancakes or make yourself. I prefer homemade ones. There’s a big difference. Homemade ones taste so much better. It’s not too difficult to make. To make these chewy Chinese pancakes, check it out at Chewy Chinese Pancakes. The same dough can be used to make Chewy Chinese Scallion Pancakes which is also very delicious or even dumplings.
Here’s my simple recipe for making the egg batter for this chewy Chinese street food pancake rolls. My pancakes are quite small, maybe about 6 inches across. I used spelt flour to make them for better health benefits. For 4 pancakes rolls:
3 small medium eggs
pinch of salt
1 handful of spinach leaves
Chop or slice the spinach leaves.
In a bowl, lightly beat the eggs and salt with a fork. Add the chopped spinach. Mix well.
Add some fried shallot oil in a small non stick frying pan. Pour in 1/4 of the egg mixture. Spread it out. Immediately place a piece of the pancakes on it. Use medium flame. When the egg mixture is cooked, flip it over for a few seconds. Remove and roll up. Do the same for the rest. Cut it into 4 sections and serve hot with your favourite dipping sauce.
I love balsamic vinegar so I made a sauce using it. It’s simple and no fixed measurement is needed. Just adjust according to your taste. I find that any measurement is nice. However I do like it with more balsamic vinegar.
sweet chilli sauce
This Chinese street food is good any time of the day. You can try with other leafy vegetables. My girl who doesn’t like vegetables even thought this is really delicious. I should have taken a picture of how she ate it. Her pancake rolls are like swimming in the balsamic vinegar sauce…haha.
Right, now is your turn to cook. Maybe you can make a different food out of this wonderful chewy pancake. Do let me know if you do. Till then, see you in my next post. Have fun cooking and baking!
Quote of the day……
“I believe life is constantly testing us for our level of commitment, and life’s
greatest rewards are reserved for those who demonstrate a never-ending
commitment to act until they achieve. This level of resolve can move mountains, but it must be constant and consistent. As simplistic as this may
sound, it is still the common denominator separating those who live their
dreams from those who live in regret.”
- Anthony Robbins