05 September 2009

Recipe - Bastardized American Fried Ramen

I've had requests for my recipes, and even though I don't have a recipe for this (which is my almost-daily dish) I can tell everyone how to make it. You need at least a 10-inch skillet and a 1 quart saucepan (to boil Ramen)

Bastardized American Fried Ramen - approx 10-15 minutes to cook. Prep time varies.

Ramen noodles (you can use the noodles out of your standard 15-cent packages of Top Ramen found at your grocer or you can buy them separately). Figure on one pack of Ramen per person.

Mushrooms (to your preference, I usually use 6 small white ones, but portebello is super delicious in this too)

Garlic clove (one small per two people)

Any other vegetable: I've used squash, broccoli, and peppers. Or you can just have mushrooms.

Meat. Just a little. One chicken breast for two people, for instance. Or a pork chop (boneless, cooked tender). Make sure if you use meat, you've cooked it beforehand or cut it up small and stir-fry it first, which works as well.

Oil (I use olive or olive/sunflower blend)

Terriyaki sauce

Soy sauce

Stir-fry in this order if you're using multiple ingredients: Meat, garlic, broccoli, mushrooms, squash. The thicker/tougher the ingredient, the higher up the scale it should go in order of being added to the skillet.

To stir fry: Add oil to cover the bottom of the pan. Add ingredient and drizzle this with a little more oil. Cook on medium high-to-high heat

Get your Ramen going in water. Boil for only 2-3 minutes, no longer. You'll need to experiment with timing of the two pans. Add soy and terriyaki to the stir fry as it goes according to taste. Do not let the ingredients get dry, and add enough sauce and oil to accommodate the noodles when they are through boiling.

Strain the Ramen from the water and toss them right on top in the skillet. Add more sauce to get everything nice and wet. Sir fry for another 2-4 minutes. The Ramen will turn a slick caramel color.

Serve this fresh, oil and all, because the noodles will soak it up.


Laura Eno said...

Thanks for the recipe. You're reminding me to eat healthier. ;)

Unknown said...

I eat this a lot. Going to fruits and these sort of dishes dropped me from a 10 to an 8 in two months. I had a baby in 2008. =) Best of luck on eating healthy.

Anonymous said...

So THAT'S how they make that. I have had the noodles in my pantry for...well months, and I've never known how they did it. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Gave this a go last night with sesame oil and oyster sauce instead of the olive oil and teryaki sauce... Had dinner with my dad. We both LOVED it! Thank you for sharing. :)