Thursday, January 20, 2011

Lo Mein Noodles

My picky 10 year old loves chow mein noodles at Panda Express. When I started searching for mock recipes, I found out that typically the dish is called lo mien. You can use spaghetti noodles for this recipe but real chow mein noodles from the Asian section taste better.

chow mein noodles (or spaghetti noodles) cooked according to pkg. directions
2 cups chopped Napa cabbage
1-2 stalks chopped celery
2 small scallions, chopped
1 carrot, sliced thin
vegetable oil
1 c. chicken broth
1-2 T. soy sauce
1-2 T. sesame oil
1 T. cornstarch
2 T. water
Red pepper flakes (to taste)

In a hot wok pour 1-2 T. vegetable oil and add the cabbage, celery, scallions, and carrots. Stir fry for 3-4 minutes until vegetables are tender. Remove from pan and set aside. Return wok to stove top, add 1-2 T. more vegetable oil and quickly stir fry the cooked noodles until lightly browned (only takes a couple of minutes). Remove from heat and add the veggies. Toss. Return to medium heat and add the chicken broth, soy sauce, and sesame oil. Toss to coat. Mix water and cornstarch together until smooth. Slowly stir in to the noodles and cook/stir until sauce starts to thicken. Add red pepper flakes if desired and more soy sauce if a darker color is desired. Could also add a little Hoison sauce if desired.

1 comment:

ramsam said...

How awesome is this!!! I found this recipe again through Pinterest. Can't wait to try it!