Asian Pancakes with Ramps Recipe

Asian Pancakes with Ramps

6 as an appetizer (makes 3 pancakes)

Ramps, a type of wild onion, flavor these irresistible savory pancakes. Serve as an appetizer or snack.


  • Neutral-tasting oil
  • Pancake Batter:
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 Tbsp miso paste, (optional)
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 12 ramps, ends trimmed (6-7 ounces)
  • Spicy Sesame Soy Sauce:
  • 3 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 2 Tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp mirin
  • 1 tsp toasted sesame oil
  • 1/2 tsp chili oil or red chili flakes


  1. In a small bowl, combine sauce ingredients and stir to dissolve sugar. Set aside or cover and chill, if made ahead.
  2. To make pancake batter, in a large bowl, whisk together flour, cornstarch, sugar, baking powder, and salt. In a separate bowl, whisk eggs with miso paste until blended; whisk in water. Slowly whisk liquid mixture into dry ingredients to make a thick, pourable batter.
  3. Thinly slice one ramp and stir into batter. Cut remaining ramps lengthwise in half, then cut crosswise into 4-inch pieces.
  4. Heat a 9- or 10-inch skillet over medium- to medium-high heat. Swirl in 1 Tbsp oil (less if using a non-stick pan). Arrange 1/3 of ramps, spoke-fashion, in skillet. Pour 1/3 of the batter (about 1 cup) over ramps in pan. Cook undisturbed for about 4 to 5 minutes, until bottom is golden brown, bubbles form on top, and pancake is firm enough to flip. With a spatula, turn pancake over. Drizzle 1/2 Tbsp oil around the side of the pan and cook for another 2 to 3 minutes, pressing gently with back of spatula to help with browning. Remove pancake from pan to a serving plate. Repeat with remaining batter and ramps to make 3 pancakes.
  5. Cut pancakes into wedges. Serve warm, with sauce.


Amount Per Serving (based on 6 servings)
Calories: 300
Fat: 9 g
Saturated Fat: 1 g
Trans Fat: 0 g
Cholesterol: 60 mg
Sodium: 960 mg
Carbohydrates: 47 g
Fiber: 1 g
Sugar: 10 g
Added Sugars: 10 g
Protein: 7 g
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