Misc: Matzo Scallion Pancakes

posted by RisaG 03-30-103 12:38 PM

Matzo Scallion Pancakes
Gourmet, April 2003, Gourmet Entertains

1/2 cup scallion (white and pale green parts only), thinly sliced plus
1/2 cup scallion greens (from 1 bunch), finely chopped
3/4 cup olive oil, plus 2 teaspoons
5 large eggs
1.5 cups water, plus 1 tablespoon
1.5 cups matzo meal
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Cook sliced scallion in 2 teaspoons oil in a small heavy saucepan over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until pale golden, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in scallion greens.

Whisk eggs in a bowl until combined well, then whisk in water. Stir in matzo meal, salt, pepper, and scallion mixture until combined well.

Heat 1/2 cup oil in a 12-inch nonstick skillet over moderate heat until hot. Working in batches of 4, fill a 1/4-cup measure three-fourths full (3 tablespoons) for each pancake, then drop batter carefully into hot oil and spread with back of a spoon to form a 3-inch round. Cook pancakes until undersides are golden, 1 1/2 to 2 minutes. Turn over with a slotted spatula and cook until undersides are golden, about 1 1/2 minutes more. Transfer to a large rack set on a paper-towel-lined baking sheet. Add some of remaining 1/4 cup oil as needed between batches.

Cooks' note: Pancakes can be made 4 hours ahead and chilled, covered. Reheat on a baking sheet in middle of a preheated 350F oven 10 minutes.

Makes 30 (3-inch) pancakes.

Active time: 30 min Start to finish: 30 min

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