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easy pad thai

yep.  EASY!  i’ll never forget when julia and mark tried to make pad thai.  they used fish sauce and man did it stink.  i found a recipe over at Brownies for Dinner for pad thai and had to try it, noticing that fish sauce was nowhere to be found in the ingredient list.  i never made pad thai but i was up for this easy challenge.

you’ll need:

  • 8 ounces dried, wide and flat rice noodles
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice, plus wedges for serving
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • a couple squirts of Sriracha (optional)
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 3 green onions, white and green parts, separated and thinly sliced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 large eggs, light beaten
  • 1/4 cup chopped roasted, salted peanuts

soak noodles according to the package and drain.

in a small bowl, whisk together brown sugar, lime juice, soy sauce, and Sriracha.

in a large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. add scallion whites and garlic and cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant. add eggs and cook, scraping skillet with spatula until eggs are almost set. Transfer eggs to a plate. this process takes about a minute, from scallion to egg.

add noodles, scallion greens, and sauce to skillet. cook, tossing constantly, until noodles are soft.  add egg mixture and toss to coat, breaking eggs up gently.

serve noodles with lime wedges, topped with peanuts.

besides soaking the noodles, this dish took about 5 minutes to make.  it was delicious.  now that i have a great pad thai base, i will be making this more often with more things such as chicken, shrimp, tofu, etc.  and of course i will post!  definitely use this recipe if you have ever wanted to make pad thai.  it couldn’t be any more simple.  enjoy!


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