Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Spongebob's Scallion Pancakes

My Husband pointed out the other day that Spongebob Squarepants was not a "real" sponge.

I mean he's square.

Natural sponges are not square, so therefore, Spongebob is a synthetic man made sponge.

This sort of bummed me out until I remembered that he lived in a pineapple.

Oh, and the whole thing is an animated made up way not real show.

Sometimes I'm slow on the uptake.

Any hoooo.... earlier this summer Blockette checked out Sponge bob's kitchen mission cookbook, by Nickelodeon, from the library.  I was surprised that the Scallion Pancakes caught her eye.

They were a bit fussy, but what else is there to do on a summer day when it's too hot to play outside and there are no kids at home in the neighborhood during the day and your munchkin is bored with all her toys.

I meant to take pictures of all the different steps, but I got distracted by my "helper".  Please imagine a photo of a ball of dough, a flattened ball of dough with green onions on it, and another of said flattened ball of dough being rolled into a tube.

Roll the tube into a spiral.

Flattened spirals on the skillet.

Yummy scallion pancakes quartered for easy dipping!
I think I enjoyed these savory "pancakes" more than Blockette did.  Although I think they are more of a flatbread than a pancake.  Maybe they call them pancakes because it's a term that is familiar to little ones?

Here's the recipe if you'd like to make some for yourself or your shorty short (square)pants.

Scallion Pancakes from Sponge bob's kitchen mission cookbook by Nickelodeon
1 c flour
1 c whole wheat flour
1/2 c water
3 T veg oil, divided
s and p to taste
1/2 c thin sliced green onions

ginger dipping sauce
1/4 c soy sauce
1/4 c rice vinegar
1/4 c gr oinions, 1 t minced ginger or 1/2 t ground ginger
1/4 t red pepper flakes
2 T sugar

Mix all ingredients for dipping sauce.  Set aside.

Combine flours, water and 1 T oil.  Knead 3 minutes on lightly floured surface.  Cover with plastic wrap.  Let rest 30 min.

Divide dough into 8 pieces.  Roll out ball to make thick pancake about 5" across.  Spread 1/2 t oil, salt and pepper to taste,  1 T gr onions.  Roll up jelly roll style.  Coil into spiral.  Repeat with remaining dough.  Take snail shaped dough and roll out to 1/8 " thick.  Heat griddle or skillet over med high heat.  Lightly brush skillet with veg oil.  Cook 2 min per side til golden brown cut into wedges serve with ginger dipping sauce.


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