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Feb 20, 2007 02:05 PM

fresh lo mein noodles?

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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  1. 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.

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

      1. 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.

        1. 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.


          1. 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).