smilingrid: easy peasy pad thai

June 11, 2013

easy peasy pad thai

Who loves pad thai? Raise your hands, don't be shy!

Maybe a better question would be "who doesn't love pad thai"?

I always order some whenever we get chinese food and while it's delicious, there is no way that it is good for me. Plus, there's always that greasy, heavy feeling after you eat it.

Solution? Homemade pad thai. 

This is another of my pinterest recipes and we whipped up a batch while Mimi was over the other night. It's so much better than the order-in kind!

First things first, we had to prepare the noodles as indicated on the box. We were directed to soak them in boiling water for half an hour.

In that half an hour, we decided to get started on the sauce. The comments and my family's own experimentation proves that doubling the recipe for the sauce leads to even more deliciousness! That said, we used the juice of two limes.

Then came the addition of six tablespoons of soy sauce.

After that, it was a couple squirts of Sriracha. By controlling how much you put in, you can make it as spicy/warm as you like! (I think I've mentioned how much I love our "Thai Ketchup," right?)

After the addition of the Srisacha, we mixed in four tablespoons of brown sugar and called it a job well done!

We still had some time left for the noodles to soak, so I went out into my mom's garden and cut some fresh cilantro!

That and some chopped up peanuts make the perfect toppings to sprinkle over the finished product!

After we mixed the sauce and chopped the toppings, we cut up three scallions. The white part is cut in smaller bits than the green and added to the frying pan with the garlic and some veggie oil.

Instead of using two eggs, we whisked four of them using this fancy tool!

We added the eggs to the pan with the scallions and garlic before setting them to the side to start cooking the noodles.

The noodles and the sauce were added to the frying pan over medium-high heat along with some more greens from the scallions. 

The eggs were added back in and mixed around to break them up a bit and evenly distribute them.

We set the table up all nice and purty!

Everyone thought their portions were photo worthy... and I'm inclined to agree!

It's so quick and easy to make! We have added shrimp in the past, but Mims is allergic so this time it was a no-go.  
Every time we make this recipe, the bowl is practically licked clean! Let me know if you give it a try (and how much you looooove it)!

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