Music Selection: Kermit – Rainbow Connection
“Why are there so many songs about rainbows, and what’s on the other side?” A platter of green onion cakes… trust me! These are so easy to make and excellent for breakfast, lunch, dinner! We like them for supper, as a side dish, but we make extras and then toast them for breakfast the next day! “Someday we’ll find it the Rainbow Connection, the lovers, the dreamers and me”… according to Kermit, the greenest celebrity I know!
2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup hot water
1 cup green onion, chopped
1 teaspoon honey
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon melted butter to brush on dough
2 tablespoons vegetable oil for frying
Dipping Sauce Ingredients:
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup rice vinegar
1 Tbsp. honey
2 tsp. sesame oil
Few pinches crushed chili flakes
1 small garlic clove, minced
Directions For Onion Cakes:
Combine salt and flour in a mixing bowl.
Mix together honey and hot water in a separate bowl. Slowly add water/honey mixture into the flour while stirring.
Knead the dough until smooth, adding a little water or a little flour as needed to achieve a smooth consistency. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for an hour.
Remove dough and roll out flat, brush slightly with melted butter and sprinkle with chopped green onion.
Fold over and knead mixture to incorporate the onion bits. Divide in two, roll into a 1/2 inch diameter cylinder and divide into 10 parts.
Flatten and coil up each segment into a pancake about 5 inches in diameter, ensuring the edges adhere so the cakes don’t come apart when frying. Heat up the oil in a skillet at a medium heat and fry each cake, one side at a time, until it is light brown.
Serve warm with dipping sauce and/or sriracha.
Directions for Dipping Sauce:
Heat up the honey in a bowl in the microwave, add in all the other ingredients, and mix well.