Trader Joe’s Green Onion Pancakes: What Goes with These Crispy Delights?

Trader Joe’s Taiwanese Green Onion Pancakes are an easy to prepare treat that you will enjoy finding new and creative ways to eat.

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.

Green Onion Pancake 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.

How do the Green Onion Pancakes Taste?

The pancakes are savory and not sweet at all.  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.

Crispy Green Onion Pancake

What Goes with Trader Joe’s Green Onion Pancakes?

You can serve the pancakes as:

  • A side dish along with a soy sauce based dipping sauce.
  • A replacement for naan bread.
  • An alternative to tortillas.

For the dipping sauce the general consensus is to make one with soy sauce, ginger, rice wine vinegar and chilis.

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.

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

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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