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fresh lo mein noodles?

newhound Feb 20, 2007 02:05 PM

Saw 'em, bought 'em.
Are these the soak and then stir fry method, or boil and then throw in the hot wok, or what?

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    OldTimer Feb 21, 2007 12:39 PM

    I think it is essential to boil the noodles for a few minutes, drain, mix with a little oil and refrigerate for a few hours or overnight. You can make pretty good chow mein with cooked angel hair pasta (capellini).

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      Jim Washburn Feb 21, 2007 06:31 AM

      If I'm going to stir fry or pan fry (2 sides brown) 'em, I boil 'em for about a minute, rinse well in cold water, drain, then spread 'em out on a sheet pan and let 'em air dry for an hour or so.


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        cheryl_h Feb 21, 2007 05:24 AM

        Depends on whether they're cooked or not. If they're floury, they need to be cooked first. You drop them into boiling water for a minute or so, be careful not to overcook. Drain, then add to your other ingredients. If they're already cooked, you can just microwave them without adding any liquid to warm them a little before adding to your wok.

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          tdo ca Feb 20, 2007 08:43 PM

          If they are "soft", you can put in hot wok or frying pan, then add a quarter cup of water and stir fry

          1. singleguychef Feb 20, 2007 02:07 PM

            I treat them like fresh pasta, boil them but very briefly (maybe 2 minutes) since they're fresh. Make sure you drain it well so you don't throw in a lot of water into the hot oil when you're ready to fry in wok.

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