Spring onion pie (蔥抓餅 cong zhua bing) is one of most popular snack in Taiwan night market. It is crispy ,soft and filled with flavor of spring onion and sweet flour flavor.
But I am now living in Japan, I miss it so much, I could die. So I have been trying to make it. Today I am going to show you the harvest of my years of study.
Step 1: Ingredients
Strong flour 200g
Weak flor 100g
salt 1 teaspoon
sugar 1 table spoon
hot water (60-70°C) 180ml
chopped spring onion
Step 2: Making Dough
I usually make dough with baking machine. Put flour, salt and sugar in the machine and turn it on. add hot water in dribble. It takes about 15 minutes to be finished. Then divide it into eight equal parts.
Step 3: Making Patties
The Most inportant thing in this step is DO NOT FLOUR ON THE BOARD AND DOUGH. To prevent the dough from sticking, spread a scoop of lard on the board. NEVER SPLINKLE FROUR . If the surface of dough was covered with flour, it would become glue when cooked and stick between the layers of pie.
Roll a piece of devided dough into oval shape and spread a pinch of lard on it. put a pinch or handful of chopped onion on the near side and wrap with dough tightly, then roll the dough with stretching outside, shape it into 20cm stick shape. Then flatten it and roll to make a ball shape.
Step 4: Flattening With Tortilla Press
Flatten patty with tortilla press.
(in Taiwan they flatten patties with a little bit extravagant machine)
Step 5: Fry It
Next, fry it on iron hot plate or pan with some salad oil. after do each side to brown, then "pintch" the patty with turner or tongs so as to be more crispy.