Hi Guys, thought I would share with you a quick and easy meal you can enjoy any time of day.
This particular dish is very customizable and you can literally use any veggies you have on hand. It is a wonderful pan fried noodle dish, crispy on the outside and really satisfying
For our “Anytime Noodles” this morning I used: Enoki mushrooms, mint,cilantro, shredded carrots, bean sprouts, ginger,garlic, green onion and Thai basil. For a little sauce and flavor I mixed up a little fish sauce (you could omit if you don’t want to use), hoisin and soy sauce and a little hot red pepper.
Simply mince up the garlic, ginger, green onion and stir fry with a little oil with the mushrooms. At first, I left the mushrooms whole, but then decided to cut them up and I just did it in the pan. Add the chopped up cilantro and basil and carrots, and cook until a lot of moisture has evaporated.
Then, I added the bean sprouts and mint, stirred for just a second then took it all out of the pan and set aside. Meanwhile my fresh Chinese noodles had finished cooking and I drained them well.
The only tricky part of this dish is to make sure your pan is hot and your oil cold. Add the drained noodles to the pan and just sort of spread them out. DON”T STIR. Just let them cook. You will end up turning the whole pile over and they should be a little brown and crispy. After you turn them over (after maybe 5 min) add the cooked veggie mixture to the top and then add your sauce. Continue to cook for about 5 min more until the under side is crispy as well. As with a lot of things I make, this dish is excellent with a Greek Fried Egg on top.
If the noodles stick to the pan, don’t worry. Just take them off the heat for a couple of minutes then scrape up with a metal spatula.
They should not stick if you get the pan hot, add cold oil, add noodles AND DON’T STIR. It’s always so tempting to mess with stuff when it’s cooking, but sometimes it’s best just to let it be.
I have made this dish also with chopped and sauteed greens from my garden and served with a side of marinated and baked tofu to my young adult nephews and their friends and got a huge “thumbs up”.
Anytime Noodles are definitely a family favorite.
Let me know if you make them!