What's For Dinner: Dad's Fried Noodles


Last night I made up a batch of fried noodles for dinner. Fried noodles take me back to my childhood, when my Dad would wield the spatula over the electric skillet, making up a batch of fried noodles for dinner on a Saturday night. These noodles are so simple to make, yet so delicious to eat. I like my fried noodles served up with a hearty portion of ketchup. Everything's better with ketchup, right? 

Dad's Fried Noodles (printer-friendly version)
makes 8 servings

1 16-ounce package of wide egg noodles (I used extra wide)
2 tablespoons vegetable or canola oil
3 eggs
freshly-ground black pepper
fine sea salt

1. Add noodles to 4-6 quarts of boiling water and cook for 10 minutes.
2. Drain noodles. Set aside.
3. Heat the oil in an electric skillet set to 375 degrees. 
4. Carefully add the drained noodles to the heated oil.
5. Lightly brown the noodles, stirring occasionally, cooking for about 5-8 minutes.
6. While the noodles cook, crack the eggs into a small bowl and beat with a fork until just blended.
7. Pour the eggs over the noodles and continue to stir until the eggs are cooked, about 2-3 minutes.
8. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
9. Serve with (plenty of) ketchup.

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