Serving Suggestions for Trader Joe’s Green Onion Pancakes

Trader Joe’s Taiwanese Green Onion Pancakes are an easy to prepare frozen food item promising a unique twist on a beloved traditional dish.  These pancakes are a treat that you will enjoy finding new and creative ways to eat.

Green Onion Pancakes, also known as Scallion Pancakes, are a popular dish in Asian cuisines, particularly Chinese. They are savory, unleavened flatbreads folded with oil and minced green onions, then pan-fried to a crisp perfection.

Let’s take a closer look at these pancakes to see if they need to go into your shopping cart.

Trader Joe's Green Onion Pancakes

Green Onion Pancake Nutrition and Ingredients

Let’s take a closer look at what comes in this 22 ounce bag.

Nutrition Facts

One pancake is a single serving and you get 5 pancakes per bag.  The nutrition facts for a single serving are:

  • Calories: 330
  • Fat: 9g (12% DV)
  • Cholesterol: 0mg (0% DV)
  • Sodium: 460mg (20% DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 51g (19% DV)
  • Protein: 9g

These pancakes are not a low calorie food.

Ingredient List

The pancakes have the following ingredients:

  • Wheat flour
  • Water
  • Green onions
  • Coconut oil
  • Salt
  • Baking powder

The labelling indicates that this product is Vegan and a product of Taiwan.

Cooking Instructions

These pancakes are frozen and stored between sheets of wax paper.

To cook the pancakes you need to:

  • Place a teaspoon of oil in a large skillet
  • Place the skillet on your stove and heat with Medium High Heat.
  • Put a frozen pancake in the skillet and cook for one minute.
  • Flip the pancake and cook for one minute.
  • Continue cooking and flipping every minute until the pancake is crispy, browned and puffy (4-6 minutes total).
  • Remove from the heat, pat dry with a paper towel and serve.

Frozen Green Onion Pancake

Do not press down on the pancake while it is cooking to try to make it get crispy faster.  The pancake is made of layers of dough that will puff up as long as you don’t press down.

Taste Test!

The pancakes have a savory profile with a subtle oniony undertone, not overpowering but pleasantly noticeable. There was plenty of green onion for me but I read some reviews by other people who thought there wasn’t enough.

These pancakes are made from layers of dough instead of a batter and the resulting textural combination of crispy and fluffy was a delight.  The pancake’s texture hits the right balance between crispy exterior and chewy interior, reminiscent of traditional homemade versions.

Crispy Green Onion Pancake

How to Serve Green Onion Pancakes

Here are a few serving suggestions for Trader Joe’s Green Onion Pancakes:

Classic Dip: You can serve these pancakes with a simple soy-vinegar dip. Mix soy sauce with a bit of vinegar, add a dash of sesame oil, and sprinkle some chopped green onions or sesame seeds. This dip complements the savory flavor of the pancakes beautifully.

Paired with Soup: Green Onion Pancakes also go well with a variety of soups. Consider serving them with a bowl of hot and sour soup or miso soup for a comforting meal.

As a Side: These pancakes can be a great side dish for stir-fries or grilled meats. The crispiness of the pancake adds a textural contrast to these dishes.

Breakfast Wrap: For a filling breakfast, you can use these pancakes as a wrap. Stuff them with scrambled tofu or eggs, add some avocado slices, and sprinkle a bit of hot sauce for a breakfast wrap with a kick.

Salad Companion: Cut the pancakes into wedges and serve them alongside your favorite salads. They add a nice crunch and can be used as a unique alternative to croutons.

With Hummus or Guacamole: The savory pancakes pair well with a variety of dips, not just Asian ones. You can try them with hummus or guacamole for a fusion twist.

Remember, these are just suggestions. One of the joys of food is its versatility and the opportunity for creativity, so feel free to experiment with serving these Green Onion Pancakes in a way that suits your palate.

Naan Replacement: These pancakes would be appropriate for anywhere you use naan bread so just imagine using the pancakes to scoop up your favorite curries or Palak paneer.

Lunch Wrap: The pancakes would also be delightful for packing with shredded chicken, lettuce and tomatoes to make an incredibly savory lunch wrap.

Just remember, the savory, crispy pancakes are highly crave able so watch out or you may end up eating the whole bag in one day!


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