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Thai is simply Thai-style stir-fried rice noodles. If you've
ever eaten at a Thai restaurant, you've no doubt tried this
dish. Fish sauce is a favorite ingredient in Thai dishes -- you
can find it at any Asian grocery store. Don't be alarmed when
you open the bottle and are greeted with an overpoweringly
pungent stench ... that's exactly how it's supposed to smell,
and when added to cooked dishes, the results really are
delicious. If you're a vegetarian, you can substitute the fish
sauce with bean sauce/paste (also available at Asian grocery
6 oz. rice noodles, fettucine-thickness
2-3 cloves garlic, minced
3 stalks scallions, minced
1 or 2 large eggs, beaten
1/4 cup stock/water
juice from half a small lime
1/2 cup peanuts, chopped, + 2 tbsp fro garnish
2 tsp. fish sauce
1 tbsp. dark brown sugar
1 tbsp. soy sauce
dried red chili pepper flakes
1 cup bean sprouts
2 carrots, peeled and julienned (optional)
1. Soak the rice noodles in warm
water for 20-30 minutes, until softened. Drain.
2. While the noodles are
soaking, heat 1 tbsp. of cooking oil in a wok or large skillet. When the
oil is hot [drop a piece of garlic in -- when it sizzles the oil's
ready], add half the garlic and half the scallions. Stir-fry for about a
minute or so, until the garlic begins to turn translucent.
the egg, rotating and tilting the pan around to make a sort of omelet.
When the egg begins to set, break it up with a spatula to scramble.
Slide the cooked egg onto a plate and set aside.
5. Wash the wok/skillet and wipe
dry. Heat 1 tbsp. oil in the cleaned wok/skillet, and add the
remaining garlic. Stir-fry for a minute or so, then add the drained rice
noodles. Spread the noodles around to ensure faster cooking. Stir and
turn, to coat the noodles in oil.
6. Add the stock/water, lime juice,
fish sauce, sugar and soy sauce to the skillet. Stir and cook until the
noodles are completely cooked through. Add the 1/2 cup peanuts, and the
scrambled egg. Add dried red chili pepper flakes, to taste, along with
salt and pepper if desired. Adjust the seasonings as necessary.
6. Stir in the carrots and bean
sprouts. Transfer the noodles to a plate, and sprinkle with the
remaining scallions and peanuts. Serve.
with peanut sauce
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