Mondays aren’t exactly my favorite day of the week. They’re the first day of the work week, after all, taking me back to the office grind. And on a week like this, Monday is freezing cold with accompanying sleet and drivers who freak out at the slightest hint of something slippery on the roads. So I needed a little something to warm me up by the time I got home and got the Munchkin to bed.
Enter these delicious dragon noodles from Budget Bytes. Inexpensive, quick, and very easy, they most definitely brought the heat and brightened my day.
I plan to bring these into the rotation at least once a month, but I think that next time I’ll add in a few veggies, likely broccoli and bell peppers, to round it out nicely.
Dragon noodles, from Budget Bytes
4 oz lo mein noodles (I used chow mein because the local stores suck and didn’t have any lo mein)
2 Tbsp butter
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
1 large egg, whisked
1 Tbsp brown sugar
1 Tbsp soy sauce
1 Tbsp sriracha
1 green onion, sliced
Cook your noodles according to the package directions. Lo mein noodles take 5-7 minutes, while chow mein noodles take only 3 minutes.
While the noodles are cooking, make your sauce by combining the brown sugar, soy sauce, and sriracha. Next, melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a large pan over medium-low heat; as the butter melts, add the red pepper flakes. Add the egg to the pan and stir to scramble.
Once the egg has cooked, turn off the heat. Drain your noodles and add them to the pan with the eggs and any leftover butter. Pour in the sauce, and stir to coat the noodles and egg. If there is extra liquid in the pan, turn the heat on low to thicken.
Dish up your noodles and top with cilantro and green onion. Then enjoy!