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Pan-Fried Noodle Pillow with Stir-Fried Chinese Greens

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Category: Vegetables, Chinese

 Ingredients List

  • 1/2 lb Noodles, egg, 1/16th-inch
  • -- thin, Chinese
  • 2 ts Oil, sesame
  • 1 ts Salt, kosher
  • 6 tb Oil, corn OR
  • 6 tb Oil, peanut
  • Seeds, sesame, black
  • -- (garnish)


1 tb Chives, Chinese
1/8 c Garlic, baby, finely
6 md Mushrooms, dried, black
1 1/2 c Mushrooms, chanterelle,
1 1/2 ts Scallion, finely sliced
3 c Bok choy, baby, sliced,
with flower-like bases
kept whole
2 c Cabbage, Chinese, sliced
4 sm Chilis, red
4 sm Chilis, orange
3 tb Oil, peanut OR
3 tb Oil, corn

Boil noodles in unsalted water until "al dente." Drain, flush
with cold water until chilled, then roll loosely in a lint-free towel
to blot off excess water.

Toss noodles with sesame oil and salt, using your hands to coat
and separate the strands.

Heat a 12-inch well-seasoned or Silverstone heavy skillet over
high heat until hot enough to evaporate a bead of water on contact.
Add 5 tablespoons of oil, swirl to coat the bottom and sides of the
pan, then reduce heat to medium-high.

When oil is hot enough to sizzle a single noodle, coil the
noodles in a pan then use a spatula to pack them into an even pancake
or "pillow." Cover and cook until the bottom is golden, about 5-7

Uncover, flip the noodle pillow over with a jerk of your wrist,
then cover and cook the second side. If the pan seems dry, dribble in
the remaining tablespoon of oil around the side of the skillet before
covering it.

Slide the noodle pillow out of the pan, cut it into quarters,
then garnish with a sprinkling of black sesame seeds and vegetables.

Stir-Fried Greens:

Soak the dried mushrooms for several hours or overnight in cold

Drain, rinse, remove any stems, then cut caps into slivers
1/8-inch wide.

Heat a wok or a large heavy skillet over high heat until hot
enough to evaporate a bead of water on contact. Add 2 tablespoons of
oil, swirl to glaze the pan, then reduce heat to medium-high.

Add the Chinese chive tops, garlic and black mushrooms, toss
until fully fragrant, then add chanterelles, sliced scallions, and
cabbage to the pan. Toss just until vegetables turn supple, about 2

Add baby bok choy, toss until color deepens and the vegetables
are heated through, about 20 seconds. If the pan becomes too dry,
dribble in a bit more oil from the side.

Fold in the chilis, then turn contents out onto a serving plate,
either alongside or on top of the noodle pillow.

Caution: Chilis are added for color and are not meant to be eaten
whole! If a spicier dish is desired, finely sliver a single chili and
stir-fry it with the shallots before stir-frying the remaining

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