Fried noodles is one of those ‘as you please’ dishes and you can add whatever ingredients you like. For the weekly homeless feed, I like to compliment main dishes with a simple noodle dish. Every week I change the ingredients to please our friends’ taste buds.
This week I made a noodle stir fry with bacon, leek and carrot.
Method is as follows:
- fresh or dried noodles, quantity to your liking
- leek, green or white part, sliced, quantity to your liking
- rashers of bacon, sliced, quantity to your liking
- carrot, skin peeled, julienne, quantity to your liking
- a few splashes of dark soy sauce
- salt, white pepper (optional)
- sesame seeds, toasted
- sesame oil
- cooking oil
- Cook noodles per instruction on the package; add salt to the water if the noodles are not already salted; once the noodles are cooked, drain in a colander and run noodles under cold water until the noodles are completely cooled; use scissor to cut noodles to shorter length (so it is easier to stir fry); add a splash of dark soy sauce and a splash of sesame oil; mix well – so the noodles won’t stick together.
- In a frying pan, bring some cooking oil to high heat; add bacon, saute briefly until the bacon is cooked; add leek, saute briefly, add carrot, saute briefly; add noodles, toss briefly; add another splash of dark soy sauce and white pepper. Dark soy sauce is not that salty and it is great for adding aroma and color.
- Turn off heat; add sesame seeds and toss; ready to serve.