A “Clean-The-Fridge” dinner! (aka – “Vacation-Poor-Dinner)
Last night was rainy, dreary, damp, chilled and just generally gray. …So you know I LOVED it! I cherish an evening of fog and rain and an e-book and Netflix and make your own empty-cabinet dinner. Mmm.
I made this noodley tingly vaguely Asian dish for my supper. It is surprisingly tasty and the egg yolk makes a satiny sauce for the noodles. Try it the next time you want to disgust your partner with food choices! (The Hubs words: “Yucky Poo”. PS – He be wrong.)
Sesame-Garlic Soba Noodles with Fried Egg
Serves a filling meal for one
1 packet soba noodles – about 2 ounces dry (mine came packaged with three 2 ounce servings)
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons sesame oil
1-2 cloves garlic, minced (or a good spoonful of the minced garlic in a jar)
1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger (I used powdered… didn’t have any fresh)
1 Tablespoon soy sauce
1 green onion, sliced into thin rounds (didn’t have it, didn’t use it)
1. Cook the soba noodles per package directions, with the salt in the water. They say to cook it for 4 minutes, but I like my noodles softer and with less “bite”, so I cooked them for about 10 minutes at a rolling boil. You know how everyone says that pasta should have “bite”? Well, I disagree. It seems uncooked to me. Blame my very American palate if you must. …”Bite”. Pretentious boobs.
2. Remove the pasta, drain it, put it into a deep bowl that makes you wish you had chop sticks if you only knew how to eat noodles with them.
3. In a sauce pan, combine the sesame oil, garlic, ginger, soy sauce, and most of the green onion slices. Keep a few out. Bring this to a boil, it happens very quickly.
4. Once it is combined, poor the sauce over the noodles into your awesome little deep bowl.
5. Without wiping out the pan, return it to the stove and fry your egg in the left over oil mixture. Flip it once to harden the white but leave the yolk runny. Ignore the nagging thoughts of salmonella. You will not die from this runny egg. PS – If you die from this runny egg, Chris2fer denies all knowledge of you or your dangerous habit of eating uncooked things.
6. Put your fried egg on the noodles, cut it up to release all the velvety yolkiness, stir it all together.
7. Sprinkle the remaining onions on top.
8. Eat it next to your husband who is revolted by your concoction. Savor each salty garlicky eggy noodle. Make noise while eating. Mmm. Sluuuurp.
Let me know how you all fare with this one! I think it will be evenly split between those who love it and delight in the goo, and those who detest it and think me mad.
Adapted from this…