Rolled Onion Cakes

Preparation info

  • Each cake serves


    as an appetizer.
    • Difficulty


Appears in

Chinese Technique

By Ken Hom

Published 1981

  • About

These Onion Cakes are rolled into a cylinder, as you would a Mexican flauta, and cut on the diagonal to reveal an attractive spiral pattern inside. Begin by separating a double pancake.


  • May be prepared several hours in advance and served at room temperature.

  1. Paint the inside surface of one pancake with beaten egg; sprinkle it with salt, scallions, and chives; then roll it up like a jelly roll into a long cylinder. Repeat with the other pancake.