Gluten Free Scallion Pancake Bites Recipe
Before going gluten free did you ever have Chinese scallion pancakes? They are basically a pancake packed with chopped scallions, seasoned with sesame oil, and served with a dipping sauce.
This Gluten Free Scallion Pancake Bites recipe started off in the direction of scallion pancakes but a funny thing happened on the way to Shanghai…
My idea was to create an appetizer that had a similar taste to the scallion pancakes but that were easier to make ahead and serve at a party. I figured shaping them into balls was the way to go.
Ever tried to shape pancake batter in a ball? Yea, not so easy! Too liquid. Needs more substance. Even after adding more pancake mix (I used Kinnikinnick gluten free pancake and waffle mix) and some panko bread crumbs it still needed something. So I added cheese – not at all Chinese, but pretty delicious.
Since I had already taken some pretty big culinary departures on this recipe I decided to make a creamy dipping sauce instead of the usual soy based ginger sauce. I just whipped some mayo, sour cream and Sriracha sauce together – this is a seriously great combo for everything from dipping sauce to a spread for burgers.
These babies may have wandered far from their Asian roots but they are a delish little appetizer you just may want to consider serving at your next party.
- 1 large egg
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil
- ½ cup cold milk or water
- 1 ½ cups Kinnikinnick Gluten Free Pancake & Waffle Mix
- 1 bunch scallions finely chopped
- 2 cups shredded monterey jack cheese
- ¾ cup Kinnikinnick gluten free panko style bread crumbs possibly more
- ¼ cup sour cream
- ¼ cup mayonnaise
- 1 teaspoons Sriracha sauce
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or silicon baking mats.
Whisk together the egg, sesame oil, and milk or water in a large mixing bowl. Whisk in the pancake mix. Continue to whisk for 2 minutes. Stir in the scallions, cheese. And bread crumbs. The mixture should be thick and be able to be rolled into balls, if not, add some more bread crumbs.
Roll tablespoons full of the batter into balls and place on the prepared baking sheets. Bake for 15 minutes, rotating the pans once during baking, or until golden brown.
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