December 12, 2011

Green Onion Pancake DIY. Yilan Sanxing Township.

聽過蔥油餅嗎?蔥油餅是台灣常見的路邊攤美食,一種麵餅裡裹蔥的小吃。台灣人作菜,總少不了蔥,就算有些料理不需要蔥來提味,也會在菜上頭撒一點蔥花,為的是視覺上的好看。台灣人太愛吃蔥了,想當然爾,蔥油餅在這裡當然是很受歡迎的!前些日子,我跑到了蔥的故鄉-宜蘭三星鄉,跟著當地農夫下蔥田採蔥、洗蔥,然後做蔥油餅,相當棒的體驗,也分享給你們大家。

Have you heard of the Green Onion Pancake? Green Onion Pancake is a common street vendor food in Taiwan. It is a pancake with green onions embedded. Green onion is always needed when the dishes are made. Sprinkle some chopped green onions on top of the dishes can also make it attractive. Of course, we love green onions and they make green onion pancakes popular! A couple weeks ago, I came to the green onion town- Sanxing Township, Yilan to experience picking, washing, and making green onion pancakes with the farmer! What a great experience! I would like to share with you all.

「三星蔥」是台灣最具知名度的青蔥!三星蔥的蔥白特別長,而且沒有一般蔥的刺鼻辛味,吃起來脆甜鮮美,只要簡單清炒就十分好吃。蔥仔寮體驗農場的李先生簡單介紹完三星蔥後,便帶著大家下蔥田,並示範如何採蔥。

“Sanxing Green Onion” is the most well known green onion in Taiwan. Unlike other green onions with the pungent smell, Sanxing green onion has longer white stem with a crispy delicious taste after it is stir fried. After a brief introduction and demonstration by Mr. Lee in the Green Onion DIY Farm, we went into the filed to pick the green onions ourselves.

採蔥並不難,但也是有技巧的。採蔥時虎口朝下,抓住蔥白處拔起即可,千萬不可只抓蔥綠的部份,這樣會把蔥弄斷的。

It is not hard to pick the green onions; it just needs some techniques. Hold the white stem part and pull it out. Don’t pull it by holding the green stem part that can break the entire stem.

採完蔥之後就是洗蔥了,在宜蘭三星蔥到處都可以見到的這樣的洗蔥池。

註:因為連續下了二周的雨的關係,洗蔥池裡的水看起來很混沌,等天氣好後,就會恢復原來乾淨的樣子了。

After the green onions were picked, they needed to be washed. A lot of green onion washing ponds are present in the Sanxing Township.

PS: The water looks muddled after a 2-day rain. It gets clear after a few days.

材料:中筋麵粉600g、熱水300g、冷水100g、蔥末、白胡椒鹽(低鹽)、油

Ingredients: All-purpose flour 600g, hot water 300g, cold water 100g, chopped green onions, white peppers (less salt), and oil.

步驟:

1. 把麵粉全數倒入鋼盆,接著倒入剛滾好的熱水,用筷子或攪拌棒和勻。這個步驟叫「燙麵」,讓蔥油餅的口感可以更柔Q,而不會太過乾硬。

2. 接著倒入冷水後,開始「和麵」。麵團要和到不黏手不黏鍋後,再拿到桌上來繼續「揉麵」,揉到不黏桌且麵團成光滑樣為止。

3. 用包鮮膜或塑膠袋包覆好(空氣要完全擠掉),放至一個小時「醒麵」。

4. 麵團醒好後,把它分成十小塊。在桌上倒一點油,再取一小塊麵團,開始桿麵,桿成薄的長圓形。

5. 把蔥末加入適量的白胡椒鹽,均勻攪拌。再取適量均鋪於麵皮上。

6. 接著,把麵皮捲起來,捲成長條狀後,再捲成鍋牛狀,收尾。

7. 放至五分鐘後,就可以壓平,下鍋煎囉!

Steps:

1. Stir well the flour mixed with boiled water to make the flour texture flexible and less hard.

2. Add cold water and then start to knead the flour. Keep kneading until it is not sticky in hands and table to become smooth dough.

3. Place the dough in a plastic bag or wrapped with wrapper (seal well with no air in it) and wait for an hour.

4. Divide the dough into 10 small pieces. Add a bit oil on the table and roll a piece of dough into a thin round shape.

5. Sprinkle chopped green onion and white pepper on top.

6. Roll it up to become a long round shape, and curl it up into a small round dough.

7. After it sits for five munities, flatten the dough and fry it in the pan.

李先生示範完後,就是我們大顯身手的時候了。因為時間的關係,我們是從醒好的麵團開始做。右下角那張,是我的人生第一個蔥油餅成品,看起來應該還不賴吧!

After the demonstration, we started to make our own. Due to the limited time, the dough was readily provided so we skipped this process to start step 4. The right bottom photo showing the pancake that I made, not bad, isn’t it?

同行的友人個個都很認真的做餅,玩的相當很開心。當然愛吃蔥的我們,肯定是包了一堆蔥在裡頭!桿完後,當然就是下油鍋煎囉~煎的啪嗞啪嗞的,雖然看起來有點油膩,但香氣襲人的,讓人口水直流。

We all carefully made our pancakes and we had so much fun. We added lots of chopped green onion since we all love to eat green onion. After they were made, it was time to fry them in the pan. It looks a bit greasy, but it smelled so good and made my mouth watering.

好不好吃?這還用說呀,看我朋友的表情也知道一定很好吃!說真的,皮香酥內軟Q,而且每一口都有鮮甜的蔥料與蔥汁,真的太好吃了!

My friend’s facial expression can tell you how it tastes! Indeed, with the crispy outside and soft inside, it tastes extremely delicious!

蔥油餅體驗的活動真的很有意思,有機會到台灣宜蘭時,不妨到「蔥仔寮體驗農場」體驗一下唷!

It was a fun experience! When you come to Yilan, don’t forget to stop by “Green Onion DIY Farm” to experience it yourself!

【蔥仔寮體驗農場】“Green Onion DIY Farm”

電話 TEL:0937-995104

地址:宜蘭縣三星鄉天福村東興路13號之2

Address:No.13-2, Dongxing Rd., Sanxing Township, Yilan County

【後記】Addendum

三星鄉有「三星青蔥文化館」,裡頭的前半部提供了三星蔥的相關資訊(但可惜都是中文),而後半部就是美食販售區,有許多蔥有關的製品,如蔥油、蔥醬、蔥麵、蔥蛋捲等等。最特別的是,這裡還有”蔥口味的冰淇淋”,相當的特別唷~

“Sanxing Green Onion Exhibition” is also located in town. It provides the related information of the Sanxing Green Onion (unfortunately the information is in Chinese), food court, the green onion made products, such as, green onion oil, paste, noodle, and egg rolls.. etc. It also has the green onion flavored ice cream.

「三星青蔥文化館」Sanxing Green Onion Exhibition

「蔥口味的冰淇淋」Green onion flavored ice cream. Read More

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

You guys always find the coolest places and things to do in Taiwan :)
Thanks for sharing!!!
-kd

kristen and micki said...

Thank you, Kd. We are glad that you are enjoying Wandering Taiwan~

Zhu said...

Oh, I would love that! I'm a big fan of bread delicacies, and green onion can leave a very subtle taste.

kristen and micki said...

Thanks, Zhu! Try to make one at home, and you will love it~

Jean said...

I'm trying to wrap my head around green onion ice cream. It must have a ton of sugar to offset the onion taste.

kristen and micki said...

Hi, Jean The ice cream is not too sweet, but it does have green onion flavor. I think some people may not get used to it.
Happy 2012 to you~~

liefintaiwan said...

My mouth is watering, I love onion cakes.

Green onion ice cream? Only in Taiwan!

kristen and micki said...

Hi, Rich, I love onion cakes too, especially the one that has tons of onions in it~
Isn't Taiwanese creative! :)

Chichen Itza Ruins said...

I made this today, and it was delicious! Thank you for the recipe, it is so quick and easy, and surprisingly flavorful. Mmm, green onions...

kristen and micki said...

Enjoy your green onion pancake! ;)

Restaurant Brugge said...

thanks 4 sharing this post with us

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