The Most Expensive Scallion Pancake

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Ingredients: flour + salt + water + oil + scallions + emergency root canal + crown.

In a stroke of bad luck today, I bit into this crispy, homemade scallion pancake today. Delicious. But when I started chewing, I noticed something wasn’t quite right with my left molar filling. The more I chewed, the more the pancake would stick to the split, separating the tooth from the filling and making me feel like I had a loose pebble in my mouth. I’ll spare you any more gory details, but this scallion pancake-cracked tooth ended up costing me an emergency root canal and crown. But I’m not holding a grudge against scallion pancakes, which are still one of my favorite things to eat. Here’s how to make your own at home (just don’t eat these when you have a suspicious molar or filling):

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