Mizuna and Scallion Pancakes
Light, bright and tender. . . these are such a treat. I typically serve mizuna raw in salads or added to soups at the very end. In this preparation they stay really fresh despite the quick visit to the pan.
- Use mustard greens, spinach, salad turnip tops or any other very tender green–chard and kale are a bit too robust for this one unless they’re really young and tender.
Yields about 10 4-inch pancakes
1/4 cup flour
Scant 1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
1 bunch mizuna, washed and shaken dry, roots discarded and stems and leaves chopped
1 small bunch scallions, trimmed and white and green parts thinly sliced
Oil for pan frying
Optional Dipping Sauce
1/3 cup mayonnaise
2 teaspoons soy sauce
2 teaspoons Sriracha or other chili sauce
In a large bowl whisk the eggs with the flour, salt and sesame oil until smooth. Stir in the mizuna and scallions. The batter will just barely coat the vegetables.
Heat 1 1/2 tablespoons oil in large heavy skillet. Cook patties, about 1/3 cup each, until golden brown on both sides, just a couple minutes on each side. Serve with optional sauce.