Green Onion Cakes
1 1/4 cups boiling water
1/4 cup solid vegetable shortening
(or cooking oil)
2 teaspoons sesame oil
1 cup chopped green onions
2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly-ground white pepper
Cooking oil as needed
1/2 cup chicken broth
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 teaspoons chopped green onion
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 teaspoon chili sauce
Combine dipping sauce ingredients in a bowl.
On a lightly floured board, roll dough into a cylinder; cut into 12 equal portions. Roll a portion of dough into an 8-inch circle about 1/8-inch thick; keep remaining dough covered to prevent drying. Brush with a thin film of shortening. Sprinkle with a small portion of sesame oil, green onions, salt, and pepper. Roll dough into a cylinder and coil dough into a round patty; tuck end of dough underneath. Roll again to make an 8-inch circle about 1/8-inch thick.
Place a wide frying pan over medium heat until hot. Add 2 tablespoons cooking oil, swirling to coat sides. Add 1 cake and cook, turning once, until golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes on each side. Remove and drain on paper towels. Repeat with remaining cakes, adding more cooking oil as needed. Cut cakes into wedges. Serve hot with dipping sauce.