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Super Easy Pad Thai

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Super Easy Pad Thai
  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 2
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Super Easy Pad Thai

Skip the take-out. Delicious, fresh Pad Thai is easy to make right at home. We promise.

Ingredients

7
ounces pad Thai noodles
1
tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
2
eggs
3
tablespoons soy sauce
1
tablespoon fish sauce
1
tablespoons sambal oelek (or sriracha)
2
tablespoons fresh lime juice
2
tablespoons canola oil
2
tablespoons brown sugar
1
cup fresh bean sprouts
1
cup cilantro
3
scallions, thinly sliced
1/2
cup chopped peanuts

Directions

  • 1 Bring a large pot of salted water to boil. Remove from heat and add the noodles. Let sit about 10 minutes, or until soft. Drain and rinse under cool water.
  • 2 Heat the olive oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Crack the eggs and scramble until set, about 2 minutes. Remove from pan and set aside.
  • 3 To make the dressing, in a small bowl combine the soy sauce, fish sauce, sambal oelek, lime juice, canola oil, and brown sugar. Whisk until emulsified.
  • 4 In a large skillet combine the noodles, sauce, bean sprouts, scrambled eggs, cilantro, and scallions. Toss until combined.
  • 5 Serve garnished with peanuts.
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Super Easy Pad Thai

As prepared by Bev Cooks,

Pad Thai me up and call me Suzy! (. . . no clue)


Chances are, the idea of making Pad Thai at home gives you indigestion. That unmistakable complex flavor, those glossy noodles coated with a spice that you just can't put your finger on, all adorned with fresh toppings and crunchy salty peanuts. It's like, whoa, how do you even do that?

I remember a long time ago when I'd eat Pad Thai in restaurants, I would, without a doubt, completely fall apart at the table at how glorious it tasted. No one ever wanted to go out to eat with me.

"Where do you want to eat, Bev?"

"WELL, I was thinking about Thai foo -"

"Yeah I'm out."

Guess what. This Pad Thai version is so stinkin' easy to make, you're going to flip every single last lid you have.

Ya might even fall apart yourself.

Grab some boxed Thai noodles (thick rice noodles work just fine), soy sauce, fish sauce, brown sugar, canola oil, sambal oelek (or sriracha!), a lime, some bean sprouts, cilantro and scallions. AND, because I'm a dill will and forgot to throw them into the photo, a couple of eggs.

 

Ingredients for Super Easy Pad Thai recipe.

You can really do this stuff in any order. But I'll just tell you what I did. Obvi. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Throw those noodles in, take the pot off the heat and just let them relax while you do the rest! I have a picture a little later on in this sequence.

 

Whisk together the soy sauce, fish sauce, canola oil, lime juice, sambal oelek and brown sugar.

So in this little bowl just whisk together the soy sauce, fish sauce, canola oil, lime juice, sambal oelek and brown sugar. Done. See how easy this is?

 

Scramble the eggs with olive oil.

Okay then scramble those eggs in a tiny bit of olive oil. Done. Sooo easy.

 

Noodles for Pad Thai.

Here are the noodles! All soft and tender. Easy, right?

 

Toss the ingredients together.

Then you seriously just toss it all together -- the noodles, the super zingy dressing, the bean sprouts, the scallions and cilantro. The eggs! Oh good grief the eggs. Eaaaaaasy.

 

Place in bowls and garnish with peantues.

And um, that's IT. Garnish with peanuts. Bam. So easy. Can't even believe it.

 

Super Easy Pad Thai recipe.

Have some extra lime juice on hand if you want more zing. Aaaaaand you could always add some sautéed chicken or shrimp to the mix for more protein! Oh man.

This recipe just makes two large bowls. You're gonna want to millionuple it.

 


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*Bev knows millionuple isn't a word! It's millionetuple. For more musings, visit her blog at Bev Cooks and her Tablespoon profile.
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Tips  

With its unmistakeable complex flavor, glossy noodles coated with spice, fresh toppings, and crunchy peanut garnish, homemade Pad Thai sounds difficult to make, but this version is so stinkin' easy you're going to flip every single last lid you have. You can use boxed Thai noodles (thick rice noodles work just fine). Once you've cooked the noodles and prepared the rest of the ingredients then you seriously just toss it all together -- the noodles, the super zingy dressing, the bean sprouts, the scallions, the eggs, and cilantro. Garnish with peanuts and that's it. So easy! Add some extra lime juice if you want more zing. And you can always toss in some sauteed chicken or shrimp if you want to add more protein to the mix.

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
926.7
Daily Value
Total Fat
48.3g
74%
(
Saturated Fat
7.0g
35%
)
Cholesterol
269.3mg
90%
Sodium
2227.3mg
93%
Potassium
1007.0mg
29%
Total Carbohydrate
94.6g
32%
(
Dietary Fiber
8.9g
36%
,
Sugars
16.3g
)
Protein
34.8g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin C
45.20%
45%
Calcium
15.70%
16%
Iron
46.30%
46%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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