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How to cook fresh flour lo-mein noodles from Russos?

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wisconsingal Aug 30, 2006 07:59 PM

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I want to make a stir fry tonight and have never used fresh lo-mein noodles. Do I boil them (if so how long?) or can I just throw them in to the stir fry? I don't want them to fall apart. Anyone have a good system?

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    gourmaniac RE: wisconsingal Aug 30, 2006 08:01 PM

    You boil them for just a couple of minutes (still a little underdon) then, strain and throw into stir fry.

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      S_K RE: gourmaniac Aug 30, 2006 11:22 PM

      This is what I would do too.

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      cheryl_h RE: wisconsingal Aug 30, 2006 08:24 PM

      I microwave them until they're warm, then add to the wok.

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        cheryl_h RE: cheryl_h Aug 30, 2006 11:56 PM

        Oops! I assumed these were cooked noodles which are ready to eat. If not, they should be boiled first.

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        theSauce RE: wisconsingal Aug 31, 2006 06:44 PM

        Depending on how thick the noodles are. If they're the really thin, thinner than angel hair pasta noodles I wouldn't go more than 1 min. You want the noodles to be just undercook when adding to your stir-fry. This way the noodles will finish cooking and absorb some of the sauce.

        If they're the regular egg noodles about the size of spaghetti then 2-3 min. should be sufficient. I usually don’t measure the cooking time, I just place the noodles into the boiling water, bring it to a boil then add 1 cup of water in wait until it boils again and add a second cup of water in, when the water boils for the third time the noodles are done.

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