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Pad Thai (Thai Noodles)

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Category: Thai

 Ingredients List

  • 1/2 lb Dried rice noodles; 1/8 inch
  • -wide
  • Warm water
  • 1/2 lb Shrimp; chicken, pork, or a
  • -combination
  • 1/4 c Fish sauce
  • 1/4 c Granulated sugar
  • 2 tb Sugar
  • 1/4 c White vinegar
  • 2 tb White vinegar
  • 1 ts Paprika -or-
  • 1 tb Tomato paste
  • 4 Green onions
  • Vegetable oil for frying; at
  • -least 1/2 cup
  • 2 Cloves garlic; finely
  • -chopped
  • 2 Eggs
  • 3/4 lb Mung bean sprouts
  • 2 tb Ground roasted chilies
  • 3/4 c Ground roasted unsalted
  • -peanuts
  • Lime wedges


1 Soak the noodles for 20-25 minutes in enough warm water to cover, until
flexible but not so soft as to be easily mashed with the fingers. (They
will soften more when cooked later.) Drain in a colandar.

2. Peel and devein the shrimp, leaving the tails intact, or slice the
chicken or pork across the grain into strips 1/8 inch thick and 1-2 inches

3. Mix the fish sauce, sugar, vinegar (and optional paprika/tomato paste/
catsup) in a bowl, stir until the sugar is dissolved, and set aside.

4. Slice the green onions (green and white parts) diagonally into pieces 1
1/2 inch long and 1/4 inch thick.

5. Heat a wok, add 1/2 cup of oil, add the garlic and stir-fry until
golden. Add the meat and stir-fry until cooked (for chicken or pork, until
the pink color disappears; for shrimp, until it turns pink). Add the
noodles and toss lightly to coat them with oil and to mix well.

6. Add the fish sauce mixture and bring to a boil rapidly, gently folding
the noodles without breaking them. Reduce the heat to medium and continue
to boil, folding frequently, until the noodles have absorbed the liquid.

7. Lift the noodles gently from one side of the wok. Pour in a little oil,
break 1 egg, and slip it in the oil. Break the yolk, and cover the egg with
the noodles immediately. Repeat this on the opposite side of the wok with
the remaining egg. Allow the eggs to cook undisturbed, over moderate heat,
until they are set and almost dry. Additional oil may be added if the eggs
or the noodles begin to stick to the wok. (See Tips below.)

When the eggs are set and almost dry, fold them gently but rapidly into the
noodles. Try not to break the noodles, which will be soft and fragile at
this point.

Add the bean sprouts and sliced green onions and toss the entire mixture
quickly and gently, without breaking the noodles. Cook about 2 minutes, or
until the sprouts and green onions are tender but still crisp.

Place on a warm platter. Sprinkle ground chilies and peanuts over the top
and squeeze lime juice over that, or serve garnishes separately.

Notes: Traditionally the noodles are left as full-length strands, but may
be cut into shorter lengths for easier stir-frying.

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