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Chinese Egg Pancake (煎蛋餅)

Chinese Egg Pancake (煎蛋餅)

煎蛋餅, or Chinese Egg Pancake, is a popular and delicious street food item in many parts of China, particularly known for being a satisfying breakfast or snack. It's a versatile dish that can be customized with various fillings and sauces. Here's a basic recipe for making Chinese Egg Pancake at home.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese


For the Pancake:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup water adjust as needed for a smooth, slightly runny batter
  • A pinch of salt
  • Vegetable oil for frying

For the Egg Layer:

  • 2 large eggs
  • Salt to taste
  • A pinch of white pepper optional

Optional Fillings:

  • Chopped green onions
  • Sliced lettuce or cabbage
  • Julienned carrots
  • Sliced cucumbers
  • Cooked and shredded chicken or pork
  • Hoisin sauce soy sauce, or chili sauce for flavor


Prepare the Pancake Batter:

  • In a mixing bowl, combine the flour and salt. Gradually add water, whisking continuously to form a smooth batter. The batter should be slightly runny but not too thin.

Cook the Pancake:

  • Heat a non-stick pan over medium heat and add a little vegetable oil.
  • Pour a ladleful of batter into the pan, swirling it to form a thin, even layer.
  • Cook until the bottom of the pancake is lightly golden, then flip it over to cook the other side. Remove the pancake and set it aside.

Cook the Egg Layer:

  • In a small bowl, beat the eggs with a pinch of salt and white pepper.
  • Pour the beaten eggs into the same pan, forming a thin omelette.
  • Before the egg sets completely, place the cooked pancake on top of the egg, gently pressing down so the egg sticks to the pancake.

Add Fillings:

  • On top of the pancake, add your choice of fillings – green onions, lettuce, carrots, cucumbers, or cooked meat.

Roll and Serve:

  • Carefully roll the pancake with the fillings inside, then slice it into portions.
  • Serve hot with your choice of sauce, such as hoisin sauce, soy sauce, or chili sauce.

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