Recipe By Julia Brady
Easy to Make Noodles to Die for!
Obsessed with eating Asian noodles, our intern Julia was sick of spending up to $10 bucks a pop ordering in greasy Chinese food. So, instead of giving up her love of Lo Mein, she mastered making a healthier Fab & Fru version instead. Enjoy!
- 8 oz of Noodles (lo mein noodles, egg noodles, or Annie Chung’s Buckwheat soba noodles)
- Light soy sauce or Tamari sauce
- White Pepper
- 3-5 Garlic Cloves (depending on size & taste)
- 4-5 Scallions
- 1 Cup Mung Bean sprouts
- 2 Sliced Carrots (use a potato peeler for extra thin slices)
- Ginger: fresh (1/2 inch piece minced) or 1/2 tsp of ground ginger (I actually usually prefer ground)
- Vegetarian Oyster Sauce or Regular Oyster Sauce
- Leen Kum Kee Vegetarian Stir Fry Sauce – optional
- 2-3 Tbs Toasted Sesame Oil
- Add whatever other veggies you like: broccoli, bok choy, baby corn, bamboo shoots, water chestnuts, mushrooms, red peppers, shredded cabbage, and tofu – all are delicious in this dish.
- If you want to go non veggie – just add diced chicken, beef, or pork!
- Cook the noodles – al dente. Let noodles cool before mixing other ingredients together
- Mince the garlic and chop 4 scallions
- Heat a pan with about 2 tbsp of the oil. Then add the garlic 3/4 of the scallions, and the fresh minced ginger. Cook for a few minutes. – Scallions should be tender, but not too soft
- Add all other vegetables and cook until crisp
- Toss the mixture with the noodles
- Drizzle in the soy sauce for about ’4 turns around the pan’. Stir and coat the noodles. It’s enough soy sauce if all of the noodles turn a bit darker in color. If they don’t, add a bit more
- Drizzle both the oyster sauce and stir fry sauce (optional) for about ’3 turns around the pan’. If you do not use the Stir Fry Sauce, add a couple hearty shakes of the Oyster Sauce
- Add white pepper to taste
- Toss everything together and continue cooking a few more minutes – so the sauces can blend
- Add the rest of the scallions
- Taste a noodle and if it needs more sauce. If desired, add a teaspoon of toasted sesame oil at the end for taste.