I love this stuff! Love love LOVE it.
Pad Thai has of late become a favorite meal of mine, but I had never considered making it at home. And I’m kicking myself for it.
This is easy guys. And simple. And so flavorful.
8 oz dried rice noodles*
4 Tbs soy sauce
2 Tbs lime juice
2 Tbs dark brown sugar
2 tsp vegetable oil
3 scallions, sliced (white and green parts separated)
1 garlic clove, minced
2 lg eggs, beaten
1/2 c cilantro
1/4 cup chopped roasted peanuts
Sriracha, or comparable asian chili sauce (optional)
*Make sure to get the wide, flat rice noodles
This recipe makes just enough sauce to lightly coat the noodles, being as you add a lot of flavor with toppings. However, if you like saucier noodles, feel free to double the recipe.
Soak noodles in hot water for 8-10 minutes, or according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
Whisk together soy sauce, lime juice, and brown sugar in a small bowl.
In a large skillet, heat oil over medium hear, and add the whites of the scallions, as well as the garlic. Cook and stir for a few seconds, until fragrant. Add the beaten eggs and cook until they appear almost set, stirring constantly with a spatula (about 30 seconds). Place the egg mixture in a bowl or plate and set aside.
In the same skillet add the noodles and sauce, and stir until noodles are coated and warm, about a minute. Return the egg mixture to the pan, gently breaking up any large pieces.
Serve the noodles, and then top with scallion greens, peanuts, cilantro, and a drizzle of sriracha (if using). Squeeze a lime wedge over the top.
In most recipes, garnishes are optional. I want to make this clear…these are not garnishes. The above ingredients are a must for Pad Thai…don’t overlook em’!! They are just better freshly sprinkled on top, rather than mixed in too early with the hot noodles. Trust me. The cool lime juice, crunchy peanuts, and bright cilantro and scallions all make for little bursts of flavor in the warm, salty, spicy noodles.
I seriously cannot wait to eat this again.
Recipe adapted from Everyday Food