How To Prepare Chow Mein Noodles At Home

But First, What is Chow Mein?

Noodles are stir-fried with meat or vegetables to make Chow Mein. It’s a favorite meal in most Chinese restaurants in America, and it can now be found in your house!

I designed this recipe to serve as a flexible foundation for your dinner requirements; feel free to substitute other veggies, meat, or even a different kind of noodle.

How To Prepare Chow Mein Noodles At Home

  • Chow Mein Noodles: Traditionally made from wheat and egg, chow mein noodles have a bite that makes me think of traditional pasta noodles from Italy. Dried chow mein noodles are available in almost every grocery store’s Asian aisle. Additionally, some markets have freshly cooked noodles that are already cooked and can be added to your pan with the vegetables right out of the refrigerator.
  • Vegetables: Green onions, carrots, cabbage, and bean sprouts are a few traditional vegetables used in chow mein. But, you can be inventive when choosing your vegetables and include celery, corn, bok choy, water chestnuts, broccoli, spinach, kale, and snap peas. Chow mein is a great way to use up any leftover vegetables you may have in your refrigerator.
  • Meat: You can use any kind of high-quality meat as a source of protein for your chow mein. Choose for beef, pork, shrimp, or chicken breasts or thighs; these will add flavor and fillingness to your meal.

If you’re not a meat eater, you can still enjoy chow mein in its plant-based form by using tofu or tempeh instead of meat and using vegetable stock. Incredible taste guaranteed!.

Sauté Cabbage, Onions + Ginger

In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat olive oil. Add the onion, green cabbage shreds, salt, pepper, and fresh ginger and sauté until softened.

Quick and Easy Chow Mein!

I have my favorite takeout dishes from different restaurants, and the chow mein is usually good. However, when I make them myself, I can flavor them to my heart’s content and consume an entire pan of them for maybe $2. I’m a cheap date, ya’ll. Furthermore, I love simple and fast recipes, and this one does not let me down. In just fifteen minutes, you can customize the sweetness, spiciness, gingeriness, and saltiness of these Asian-inspired noodles to your taste!

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