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Enjoy your spring wild garlic filled pancakes

These crispy pancakes are populmar snacks in Northern China. They are traditionally filled with Chinese chives.

At this time of the year in forests and parks of Northern Ireland, these wild garlics are soft and full of flavor. they have ridged long leaves so some people also call them three cornered leeks. They have a very similar texture and flavor to Chinese chives. I am sharing the pancake recipe with you, so you can go foraging and make these little delicious pockets.

Wild garlic filled pancakes

for the dough, you need 200g of plain flour, 140 ml warm water (about body temperature), a pinch of salt.

For the filling, you need a handful of minced pork or chicken, one egg, three frozen prawns, small piece of root ginger, soy sauce, salt and dash of sesame oil, a handful of wild garlic.

mix the ingredients to make the dough first, it would be quite soft and sticky, but you can use a wooden spoon handle to mix and roll around to avoid the dough sticking to your hands too much. Cover and leave to rest for at least 30 minutes.

Beat the egg and fry in a pan. Chop up the ginger, prawns and wild garlic. then Mix all ingredients for the filling together.

Divide the dough into six equal pieces, roll out to a pastry about 12cm across. Put some fillings on the pastry, then fold the pastry over to form a half moon shape, then firmly stick the edges together. Flatten the pancake down a little, then oil a hot pan, fry it on medium heat until golden. enjoy!

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