Saturday, May 10, 2014

Scallion Pancakes from Trader Joe's

These are really and truly the best things I have ever tasted. There are 4 in a package for $3.99(?). The scallion pancakes are flash frozen so they don't stick together. I cook them one at a time in a small iron skillet with a very small amount of Avocado Oil in the bottom of the pan. I buy the organic oil at Costco because it is safe at high heat temperatures up to 500°. I don't make a dipping sauce, but I spread a little Bragg's Liquid Aminos on top. It is a natural soy sauce alternative with no wheat. I use it as an all purpose seasoning on almost everything and it really pumps up the flavor. It has 16 amino acids too. I wish I had the spray bottle, beause that would be perfect. Okay now, getting back to the pancakes. I keep flipping them until they are nice and crispy and when they are ready I fold two of those select-a-size paper towels in half and sandwich my pancake inside and put something heavy on top to squeeze out the excess oil.
I recently went to an Asian Fusion Restaurant in town with a friend and we ordered a variety of delicious items to share. When she invited me, she mentioned scallion pancakes and I was anxious to try them. WELL, was I ever disappointed. At $5.00 each, they didn't even come close to Trader Joe's. They aren't paying me to advertise them either. 

I found a recipe for making them at home on Pinterest that I want to try very soon. I will use the vegetables listed on the Trader Joe's wrapper instead of the ones listed in this recipe.
Have a great weekend. I hope I didn't bore you this morning. xo
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Karen in VA (was CT) said...

Fantastic ... Will be trying this soon. What a great new discovery ... Enjoy your weekend.

Gail, in northern California said...

Bore me? Never. Wish our Trader Joe's wasn't two hours away.

Coincidentally, the lady over at The Gardener's Cottage also mentioned using liquid aminos in her recent post. The pocket sandwich looks like something right up your alley,

How cool is this? One of your robot names is my last!

Content in a Cottage said...

Karen...You will be so glad to have several packages in your freezer. Yum. xo, Rosemary

Content in a Cottage said...

Gail....Thanks for the link. I learned something too. I've never heard of a flax egg!!! Have you? I scrolled down for an orange brownie recipe. Have a great weekend.
xo, Rosemary

Jools said...

I'm excited to try those pancakes. And the Braggs liquid Aminos too...
Here's one of my favorite healthy "treats" from TJ's- it's called "Trader Joe's Quinoa Duo with vegetable melange"
It comes in an orange bag in the frozen food area. AND it's a product of France! How fancy is that?

Gail, in northern California said...

Janet is a true vegan and comes up with all sorts of things I've never heard of, flax egg being one of them, but she posts some really great recipes. I seldom eat meat. Fruits and vegetables supply easier meals now that my husband is gone. Lots of vegetable stir-frys with pasta or rice. I use a lot of frozen vegetables and wish I knew if any of them have been genetically modified. I'd like to know but that may be impossible with the powerful food lobbyists.

Content in a Cottage said...

Gail....I buy large bags of organic mixed vegetables from Costco. I posted a picture of the bag several years ago. Here is the link for the old blog post:
Anything that is certified organic cannot be GMO. Hope this helps. The vegetables are delicious.
xo, Rosemary

Content in a Cottage said...

Jools...I'll look for the orange bag next time I go to Trader Joe's. Thanks for the tip.
xo, Rosemary

Gail in northern California said...

Thank you so much for the tip to look for "organic" when buying frozen vegetables. Our Costco is too far away but I'll look for "organic" when buying frozen vegetables too.

Cindy said...

Hey- I found your blog while looking for reviews and recipe ideas for these pancakes, and I just want to say, it's even more delightful than the pancakes! (And lower in calories, too). Your photos of lovely homes and scenery are a treat to look at. And when I saw your recent post about photos taken from inside the car, I felt an instant connection, because I have done that too!

So, looking forward to reading more from you. Might just dig through your archives too, and catch up on what I missed over the past several years! Best wishes, Cindy