Chow mein – Chinese stir-fried noodles
My family eats almost every homemade dish I prepare and I am a very lucky mom since my kids are not picky eaters. One of their favourite dish is the following, Chow mein, stir-fried noodles. You can use any vegetable you have at your disposal, like courgettes, radishes, spring onions, napa cabbage etc.
Serving 4 people
Cooking time: 20 min
- 4 nests egg noodles
- 1 onion thinly sliced (half-moon shape)
- 1 cm ginger, coarsely chopped
- 1 red pepper julienned (match sticks)
- 1 green pepper julienned (match sticks)
- 1 carrot julienned
- 1 can of drained soy sprouts (better if you can find them fresh)
- 3 tbsp. soy sauce
- 1 tsp. sesame oil
- a drizzle of olive oil
- Boil the water in a large pot and once it is bubbling add the noodles. Do not salt the water because we’ll be using soy sauce which is salty itself. Let them simmer for about 6-7 minutes or according to the package instructions.
- In the meantime in a large pan ( better if you have a wok at home) drizzle some olive oil and add the ginger, onion, peppers, soy sprouts and stir-fry the veggies for about 5 minutes. Add the sesame oil, soy sauce and a cup from the noodles boiling water.
- Drain the noodles and add them to the pan, stirring constantly until the water and sauce mixture is absorbed well from the noodles.
- Serve while hot. You can add more soy sauce to suit your taste buds.
Ps: Remove the ginger chunks before serving