Thursday, 27 September 2012

Noodles – substitute your own for instant

I confess I used to use those packet noodles, thinking they were a good quick meal standby but boy when you find out the chemicals (and lots of salt) in the little flavour sachets, it puts you right off.

I have found that I can do my own version about as fast.  I just keep plain ribbon cut egg noodles in the pantry.

I cook them in boiling salted water for about 8 minutes.  I drain them and season with chilli powder, pepper, a splash of soy sauce, a small splash of fish sauce and then I stir through a beaten egg.  Don't do this while the noodles are still on the hob because the egg will scramble – it will still taste nice but won't look great.

If you just let the noodles cool off the hob for a few seconds and then stir through the egg mixture you will have a silky little sauce.  Don't worry the eggs will be cooked by the residual heat.


  1. It's scarey when you start reading the labels, lol. I sometimes use these packaged noodles but never use the flavour sachet that comes with them - that gets tossed.

  2. That actually looks really good. I don't like the packaged stuff because it's loaded with sodium and who knows what else.

  3. This sounds yummy! I agree that it's scary when you start reading the labels and this is super quick to make at home anyway. Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday. Can’t wait to see what you share this week! Have a wonderful week.

  4. These look really good. I so agree about the nasty additives they put in things these days it really is sad that they even think they need to add them.

  5. great substitution darling! the additives, chemicals, etc that are in packaged foods can be very scary. good job on simplifying!

    thank you for sharing with us at the Wednesday Fresh Foods Link Up! I hope to see you again this week with more seasonal & fresh/real food posts. xo, kristy


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