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Chive Pancake (Chinese Chive Pocket)
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
40 mins
Crispy chive pocket with chopped chive, scrambled egg and dried small shrimp as filling. Crispy surface and juicy filling.
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: Chinese chive, pancake
Servings: 3 Making 12 mini Chive pockets
Calories: 564 kcal
Author: Elaine
  • 2 tbsp. cooking oil for frying
For the wrapper
  • 300 g all-purpose flour , around 2 cups
  • 160ml water
  • 1 tbsp. vegetable cooking oil
  • a small pinch salt
  • 2 tbsp. sugar , optional
For the filling
  • 250 g fresh chive , remove the hard ends and chopped into small pieces (any question, check note 2)
  • 4 middle size eggs
  • 2 tbsp. dried small shrimps
  • 1 tsp. salt or as needed
  • 1 tbsp. sesame oil
  • 1 tsp. five spicy powders
  • 1 tbsp. light soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp. cooking oil
For the wrapper
  1. Prepare the flour in a large bowl. Pour the water slowly to the bowl with flour and stir with a chop sticker. Stop adding water when there is no more extra dry flour. Set aside to cool down.
  2. Then knead the flour into smooth and soft dough. 

  3.  Shape the dough into a long circle and then shape into a 2 long logs around 2 inches in diameter.

  4. Scatter some flour on your operating board and cut one of the flour log to 8 small equal portions.  Flat the portion and roll out to thin wrappers around 15cm in diameter. 

For the filling
  1. Beat the egg in a small bowl. Heat up 1/2 tablespoon cooking oil in pan and stir-fry the egg. Cut the eggs into small pieces.
  2. In a large bowl, mix chive with egg pieces and dried small shrimps. Add salt, sesame oil and light soy sauce to make the filling.

Assemble and frying
  1. Assemble the dumplings one by one. 

  2. Heat up 2 tablespoons of cooking oil in pan. Fry one side to golden-brown over slowest fire and then turn them over and slow the fire to fry until both sides becomes golden brown. You need to turn over several times during the process.

Recipe Notes
  1. You can use to make them as larger ones and then cut into small wedges before serving. 
  2. Remove the hard ends of chive and then cut the tender parts into small pieces. So please do not double about the amount as we do not add meat in the filling and we will end up with 16 chive pockets. And each pocket consume large amount of filling. If you feel this is really too much, you can reduce it to 150g or around. The dish is named as chive pocket as chive is the main ingredient, not flavoring ingredient.
Nutrition Facts
Chive Pancake (Chinese Chive Pocket)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 564 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 235mg78%
Sodium 1240mg54%
Potassium 426mg12%
Carbohydrates 80g27%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 21g42%
Vitamin A 3615IU72%
Vitamin C 43.9mg53%
Calcium 125mg13%
Iron 7.1mg39%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.