I've been having so much fun trying unique Asian style recipes! When I came across this one, I knew I had to try it because the ingredients were very few and very simple! I found this recipe on a food blog called Budget Bytes. Cute name, right!
I made the recipe as written except I used linguine pasta instead of lo mein noodles because lo mein noodles are double the price! I made a few other VERY slight changes that I'll mention in the recipe below.
This was a perfect side dish for my Asian inspired meal! These noodles are buttery, sweet and slightly spicy!...just the way I like them! I love how quick and easy this recipe was also! I served it with a spicy pork dish. I'll post that recipe tomorrow!
4 oz. lo mein noodles - I used 8 oz. linguine pasta
2 Tbls. butter
1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper - I used 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper instead
1 large egg - I used 2 large eggs
1 Tbls. brown sugar - I used 2 Tbls. brown sugar
1 Tbsl. soy sauce - I used 2 Tbls. soy sauce
1 Tbls. Sriracha (rooster sauce)
1 sliced green onion - I used 2 sliced green onions
1 handful fresh cilantro - chopped (optional) I used parsley
Cook noodles or linguine according to package.
While noodles are cooking prepare the sauce by mixing together the brown sugar, soy sauce and sriracha in a small bowl and set aside to be used at the very end.
In a large skillet melt butter over medium/low heat. Add the crushed red pepper or cayenne pepper to the butter as it melts. Whisk the eggs in a small bowl and then add it to the skillet with the melted butter. Stir and cook as if making scrambled eggs. Then turn off heat.
When noodles or linguine are done cooking, drain and add to the skillet with the cooked eggs. Also add the prepared sauce mixture. Turn the heat back onto low and stir everything to coat well and evaporate excess liquid.
Sprinkle with green onions and cilantro or parsley.
Recipe adapted from Budget Bytes food blog