Work by hand, adding cold water until ingredients form a cohesive mass
Plop ingredients onto work surface, and knead until smooth and elastic; set aside to rest for 30 minutes in small covered bowl (plastic wrap)
Weigh flour into TM bowl; add boiling water and mix immediately to combine for 15 seconds at speeds 4-6
Remove from bowl; set aside to rest for 30 minutes in plastic covered bowl
Weigh dough; divide into two equal portions
Divide halves into three equal portions; set aside and start to roll one portion
Flatten dough ball into small disc; lightly flour work surface and use rolling pin to roll dough into thin 4 inch round
Use rolling pin to roll out each piece of dough into a 4 inch round
Brush each thinly rolled round of dough lightly with oil, sprinkle with salt and green onions
Gently pinch ends to close and lightly flatten roll; roll both ends in toward the centre (Palmier style)
Holding one side of the rolled onion cake in each hand; twist one side to sit on top of the other (see photo) to form more layers (a "two-story" appearance)
Place on work surface and gently flatten by hand; set aside to rest until all are complete
Place filled resting onion cake on lightly floured work surface; roll, dusting with flour as necessary, until thin
Set aside; complete batch, cleaning sticky work surface as necessary by scraping with a D-shaped spatula
Heat oil until sizzling in heavy skillet; add rolled onion cakes and fry about 2 minutes per side, or until golden
Rest on paper towel momentarily to expel excess oil; serve immediately
Freeze rolled cakes, single layer, on parchment covered cookie sheet for 2-3 hours, until completely frozen (or overnight); package in labelled and dated ziplock freezer bags with parchment paper between cakes
Place small freezer bags portioned with 4-6 cakes in larger freezer bag for double protection
Remove from freezer, frozen; heat oil, but not until sizzling - at medium high heat
Fry about 3 minutes per side, until golden; serve immediately after resting to expel oil on paper towel
Instruction for Ming’s Mom’s Cheesey Variation:
Mom sprinkled in shredded cheddar cheese at the same time as the green onions, leave out the salt.
"My school friends loved the taste of these!"
Also, any left over? Highly, doubtful, but if so - shoot them in the toaster for a fast reheat and delish, like fresh, service!