Tuesday, 1 May 2007

Easy Fried Noddles.............

Packet noddles are maybe not what most people would think of as the makings of a meal, but with know how they can be! Once you get the hang of it, you'll be able to make it in no time and add your own touch to it! This will feed 2-4 depending on how much they eat and the amount of vegetables used.

I'm only going to give a rough guide to amounts, so here goes:

3 packets of noodles (the type that has a picture of a bowl of cooked noodles on it, serves one)
4 eggs beaten
1-2 onions depending on size and how much you like onions
a couple of handfuls of mushrooms, sliced
1/2 a green pepper sliced, or the whole thing if you like
ideas for extra vegetables to use:

a bunch or few handfuls of fresh spinach
2-3 carrots grated
bean sprouts
broccoli cut into even sized pieces to ensure even cooking
green beans (french beans)
and any other veg you like.

toasted sesame oil
vegetable bouillon or stock cube crumbled
or/and flavoring that comes with noddles, but make sure it does not have any yucky things in it, like mono sodium glutamate!
A little dried ginger powder (for a bit of a kick), sprinkled lightly or freshly grated ginger
Black peper (if wanted)
sunflower oil for cooking
Now for the cooking:

Boil the noddles for a couple of minutes until just slightly under cooked, to check simply pick a noddle out with a fork to taste test just like pasta.

Once cooked drain and rinse with cold water and put to the side.

Now beat your eggs and heat up your wok or frying pan, a deep one is best.

Put a little sunflower oil into your pan/wok and pour in the eggs and cook like an omelet, but then break it up into pieces. when cooked put it to the side in a bowl.

Rinse your pan and heat it up until dry.

Now for the veg, prepare as directed above and heat some oil up in your pan.

If using any hard vegetables like the broccoli add these first to the pan, along with the onions and fry for a couple of minutes. Otherwise add all your vegetables into your pan, accept spinach, grated carrots and bean sprouts and stir for another couple of minutes, adding a splash of soya sauce.
Now add in your eggs and noddles and sprinkle on your dry seasoning bit by bit, taste testing as you go along. You can also add more soya sauce if needed. Remember you can always add more if needed, but by gradually adding the seasoning you can avoid over doing it and making your food too salty!

Next if using spinach, grated carrot or bean sprouts its time to add them in. Keep pushing, stirring and turning the noddles to ensure that they are mixed in with your vegetables and seasoning. When they are heated through, they are ready to eat!

Add a few splashes of toasted sesame oil for extra flavor and serve.


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