Do you cringe a little as you toss that perfectly good sourdough discard into the trash? Us too, that's why we avoid it as much as possible! One of the quickest ways to use sourdough discard is this Scallion Pancake Recipe. In a few short minutes you've transformed your discard into a nutritious meal or snack.
Green onions, peppers, or shallots.
Chop a handful of fresh green onions, peppers, or shallots.
Take out about 1/2 cup of starter. Thin it if necessary so that it becomes thick as pancake batter.
Add the chopped onions, drizzling a bit of oil on top. Press the onion into the pancake just enough so it stays embedded when flipped.
Flip the pancake over and cook for 2 or 3 minutes until it’s as browned and caramelized as you like.
Serve with an Asian sauce made from vinegar, soy sauce, and wasabi or sriracha. Get creative with your sauce. Sesame seed oil works well too.
As an alternative, add chopped kimchi instead of onions.
And don’t forget to feed your starter! Technically, that’s Step 7. To keep your starter vibrant, feed it with a quality flour that gives those yeast microbes plenty to chew on.
Tip: Try dipping these pancakes in an Asian sauce made from vinegar, soy sauce, and wasabi or sriracha. Get creative with your sauce!