Friday, July 11, 2014

Veggie lo mein with homemade noodles

Our Chinese NON-take out veggie lo mein was kicked up a notch with homemade noodles.

Here is the recipe:

1 Cup semolina flour
1 Cup all purpose flour
2 large eggs
1/2 teaspoon salt
Water (if needed to get the proper consistency)

Lo mein:
1 lb snow peas
2 cups of shredded cabbage
2 tablespoons freshly grated grated
4-5 cloves garlic chopped
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 tablespoons soy sauce
Bean sprouts (optional)
Sesame oil (optional)

To make the noodles mix the two cups of flour with the salt.  Add the eggs and knead into a dough.  If the dough is too dry add a little bit of water knead it in.

If you have a pasta roller run the noodles through the press on the highest setting 10 times, (folding over the noodle and running it through again).  Then decrease the setting by one notch and run the dough through again.  Repeat until you reach the desired thickness.   Then run the dough through the spaghetti cutter.

If you don't have a pasta roller you can roll the noodles out using a rolling pin.  When you get the dough to the desired thickness flour the dough and roll it.  You can then cut the roll into thin disks and unroll it.   It will unroll into noodles.

Boil noodles until al dente.  (This will only take a few minutes so don't walk away!)

For the lo mein:
Place a pan or wok on high heat.  In the hot pan or wok, add vegetable oil. It will smoke lightly.  Add the peas, and toss for 1 minute. Add the garlic and ginger then toss for 1 minute.  Add the rest of the vegetables, noodles, and soy sauce.  Toss for 2 minutes.  Quickly remove the mixture from the pan and place it in a serving dish.  Drizzle sesame oil over the hot lo mein for garnish.

This entire process took less than 20 minutes!!  Hope you love it as much as we did.

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