Thursday, October 11, 2012

Pad Thai

I LOVE Thai food.... but I had never made it before and I was scared! Let me assure you, this recipe is easy and tastes pretty good. One thing I may have done differently would have been to add a little more sauce (I have adjusted the recipe accordingly below). Other than that, it was awesome! Read through the directions before you attempt to make this because once you start cooking things will go FAST.

-16 oz. Wide, Flat Rice Noodles (see picture) - I couldn't find these at Wal-Mart but Target had them, so does Kroger
-water for soaking your noodles in
-2-3 Tbsp. Olive oil
-2 cloves minced garlic (or 1/2 tsp. pre-minced garlic)
-3-4 eggs
-1/4 cup-1/2 cup onions (regular or green onions), diced
-1/3 cup brown sugar
-4 Tbsp. lime juice
-2/3 cup soy sauce
-2 squirts of Sriracha (optional) - this gives your noodles a little more flavor. Trust me, if you don't have any of this stuff, you should get some. I use it ALL the time. Here is a picture to help you find it in the grocery store:

To start off, soak your noodles according to package directions. The brand I used had to be soaked in near boiling for 25 minutes. Here is a picture of mine:

Once your noodles are done soaking and have been drained, combine your brown sugar, lime juice, soy sauce, and Sriracha in a small bowl and set aside. Next, put your olive oil in a large pan or wok and cook your onions and garlic on medium-high heat for about a minute or two. Using green onions is A LOT more authentic but I didn't have any so I just used regular onions and it turned out fine. If you do use green onion, put the white parts in here and add in the green parts when you add in your noodles. Next, crack your eggs into your pan and scramble until they are ALMOST done. In a little while you are going to add them back into your pan and they will cook a little more so you don't want them to be all the way done yet. Here is a picture:

See how they are really soft? Once your eggs are almost cooked, take both your eggs and onions out of the pan and set to the side on a plate. Add your noodles into the pan. Some of the noodles may be stuck together so try to pull them apart. If you don't, the ones that are stuck together won't get done all the way. Saute your noodles in the pan for about 30 seconds-a minute and then add in your sauce and sautee them some more. You want your noodles to be completely covered in sauce and cooked through. This should take about 2-3 minutes. Finally, add in your egg mixture and sautee for about 1-2 more minutes to mix your eggs through out and finish cooking them.

Now comes the best part.... Eating it! Here are some pictures of the final product:


Happy Cooking
& Enjoy!!

This recipe was adapted from here


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