The best way to fall flat.Gather Journal Thai Basil and Scallion Pancakes
As backyard-friendly herbs go, basil ranks high, but its history is more ominous than one might expect. Its name is said to be derived from basilisk, a mythical snake monster than can kill with a glance (Harry Potter fans, you know of what we speak). Our tribute to the once frightful herb laces its Thai variety with scallions in a slim pancake.
serves 6 as a starter
Whisk together flour, water, eggs, and salt until smooth. Tear the basil leaves and stir in along with the scallions and let stand 5 minutes.
Stir together sauce ingredients and set aside.
Heat a 10-inch non-stick skillet with a Tbsp oil over medium heat, swirling to coat evenly. Pour 1 cup batter into skillet and cook until set and golden, about 4 minutes. Flip pancake and cook 1 or 2 minutes longer. Make 2 more pancakes with remaining oil and batter.
Cut pancakes into wedges and serve with dipping sauce.