This is another recipe adapted from Real Thai. I am so behind in blogging. Can you believe we ate this back in May?!?!
2 T dark soy sauce
1 T sugar
1 T fish sauce
1/2 tsp black pepper, freshly ground
4 T vegetable oil
1 T minced garlic
3 c broccoli florets
1/2 lb chicken, sliced thin
1 lb rice noodles
2 eggs, lightly beaten
Combine soy sauce, sugar, fish sauce, and pepper. Set aside, near stove.
Mise en place
Heat 1 T of oil until very hot. Add a smidge of garlic – if it sizzles immediately, the oil is ready.
Add the rest of the garlic and toss for ~10 seconds (until it starts to brown lightly). Add broccoli and stir fry until it turns bright green (will still be kind of crunchy), remove to a plate.
Wipe out the pan, heat the ~1 1/2 T of oil, add chicken and sear lightly on the outside. Remove to the platter with the broccoli.
Wipe out the pan, heat ~1/2 T of oil, and lightly scramble the eggs. Remove them to the platter when they are soft set.
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Wipe out the pan. Heat the remaining oil, add noodles, and toss until separated.
*SCREECH* (sound of record player needle scratching)
I had read about the glories of cooking with fresh rice noodles, but despite living in an area populated with SE Asian immigrants, I could find only the refrigerated noodles (they are fresh-ish); these come in a plastic bag and look like a solid brick of rice noodle. I wasn’t sure how to prepare them for cooking. The brick grudgingly comes apart on precut noodle lines, but it is all too easy to break off chunks. All the instructions that I could find online said to just put fresh noodles into the saute pan and stir fry, so that’s what I tried.
They never came apart and cooked together in large, glommy pieces. It tasted all right, but it was Not Correct. Luckily, I had more noodles in reserve. These I plunked in warm water and gradually teased apart with my fingers for 20 minutes before attempting to fry. Much better!
OK, the noodles are heated through. Where were we again? Oh yes, pour everything from the platter (broccoli, chicken, eggs) back into the noodles, drizzle the soy sauce mixture over everything, and stir until everything is lightly coated. Serve immediately.