菜饼 – Vegetable Pancake

Vegetable Pancakes – 菜饼 (cài bǐng)

 

 

Amount:

Serves 3

 

 

Ingredients:

 

Luffa Gourd (young) 2 mid size
Eggs 2
Flour 1 and half cup
Salt To taste
Oil As needed
Dried Shrimp As needed
Olive oil

Prep Work:

  1. Mix the flour with some water to make a dough
  2. Leave the ball of dough to rise for 15 minutes
  3. Beat the eggs and roughly fry it up on a hot pan, scrambled into pieces. Set aside to cool
  4. Clean the luffa gourd
  5. Finely slice the gourd into strips, scatter some salt over the strips and set it aside to draw out excess water
  6. The dough should be ready by now
  7. Squeeze our the water from the gourd with your hands. Add the scrambled eggs and a splash of olive oil (you may use sesame oil). If you add dried shrimp, reduce the amount of salt
  8. Filling done

 

Tip: You may fill the pancake with whatever filling you like, including meat! ^_^

 

  1. Split the dough into 6 even pieces
  2. Roll out each dough into a flat circle, and place it on a light, easy to move plate
  3. Roll a second dough into a flat circle
  4. Place 1/3 of the filling on top of the dough in the pan, careful not to touch the outer edge
  5. Place the second piece of flat dough over the filling, press down the edges to seal it, like a round pie
  6. Once the flat bottom pan is heat through, carefully place the pancake/pie in the middle
  7. Cook both sides with a low flame, about 5 minutes per side

 

Tip: For a crispier finish, you may cook each side a little longer

 

  1. Repeat for the remaining dough and filling. For an aesthetically pleasing look, stack the pancake/pie like layer cake and cut it into wedges

 

Have fun cooking and eating!

The original recipe is found at xiachufang, you can find the picture steps there. All tips also came from xiachufang!

This recipe is mentioned in Here Comes the Lady Chef, Chapter 61

 

 

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