Brunch Pad Thai

Life is stressful and sometimes, all you need is a warm bowl of noodles. Noodles of any form are what I consider real comfort food to me and I like ’em every which way! I was the kid on spaghetti night who preferred her spaghetti sans the red sauce and with the lovely addition of butter and parmesan cheese. My favorite part was biting into a huge forkful of pasta, not being able to fit the whole bite into my mouth,  and getting those cheesy, buttery noodle footprints  all over my face. I knew I was doing something right. Those same buttery delicious noodles get me through the hardest of days and longest of hours. Of course, I’ve traded in my green can of parmesan for the real deal. I love being a grown up! Well, other than the stressful part, of course. I tried to conjure up a few more Thanksgiving leftover recipes but honestly, I need a break from the holiday food for a sec. Feel me? Usually, Asian inspired dishes are what I turn to when I need a break from the usual rich and filling foods of the holidays. I introduce the Brunch Pad Thai! It’s a simple noodle dish made with the usual suspects of brunch: eggs and bacon. You could really eat this for any meal but isn’t it a fun thought to think of having a few friends come over for a unique brunch like this? All I know is that it’s delicious and I didn’t miss my eggs benedict…this week at least.

Our ingredient line up:

Asian rice noodles, beaten eggs, pea shoots, a mixture of tamarind paste, soy sauce, and fish sauce, mushrooms, bacon, sugar, garlic, crushed peanuts, and scallions.

The key here is to have a very hot wok or heavy skillet. We add our bacon and garlic. Be prepared. Your house is about to smell amazing.

This is how pad thai works; similar to stir fry. You cook meat and veggies on very high heat, remove, and repeat. You have to literally be on your toes during the whole cooking process so nothing burns. Here, we cook our eggs by swirling them in the pan so they cook fast and evenly. Burnt eggs equal gross so work fast!

Our noodles, pea shoots, and scallions are cooked. Our tamarind paste mixture is added. Tamarind paste is a must for yummy pad thai!

We kind of just throw everything else into the pan and toss! So much going on! So much flavor! Real talk: whatever you do, DO NOT overcook your rice noodles! This sweet little gal did and everything turned to mush! The horror!

Chaos. Perfect. Delicious. Chaos. You know what would be delicious with this? Cilantro and fresh lime juice! Don’t forget it at the grocery store like I did. Let me be the example. I hope you can find a calm moment in the midst of the holiday chaos and make yourself a nice bowl of your favorite noodles. Happy noodles making!


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Brunch Pad Thai

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes

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servings


Ingredients

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes

Servings
servings


Ingredients


Instructions
  1. In a small bowl, mix together tamarind paste, soy sauce, fish sauce, and 1 tsp of sugar. Set aside.

  2. Using a large wok or heavy bottomed skillet, heat oil over medium high heat. Once hot, add bacon and sprinkle with the remainder of sugar. Stirring frequently, cook bacon until the fat has rendered and there are no more fatty bits, about 3-4 minutes. Add garlic and cook until garlic is fragrant. Remove to a plate with a slotted spoon. Do not remove the bacon grease!

  3. Add mushrooms to the skillet and cook until their liquid has evaporated, about 5 minutes. Remove to a plate with a slotted spoon.

  4. Next, season eggs with a pinch of salt and add to the skillet. By its handle, pick the pan up and swirl the eggs around, making a big, thin egg omelette. Using a spatula, cut the egg into squares and remove from pan.

  5. Using tongs, place noodles in the pan. Add to one side of the pan and add scallions and pea shoots and/or bean sprouts. Cook for 2 minutes.

  6. Add tamarind soy mixture to the pan and begin combining the noodles with the scallions and pea shoots. Add bacon, mushrooms, and egg. Toss until well combined and move to a plate.

  7. Garnish with crushed peanuts, cilantro and lime wedges if desired.


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