Jaden describes this dish as “crack in noodle form”. I’m inclined to agree. Another quick, easy and delicious recipe from The Steamy Kitchen Cookbook, these Garlic Butter Noodles are definitely addictive! With only a handful of ingredients to deal with, I was able to whip up this dish in about 30 minutes. This is a very good thing at 7:00 on a weeknight when you’ve just walked in the door and have hungry people whining at you!
Another great thing about this recipe is that you only need one pot to make it in. I’m all for anything that reduces mess and clutter in my kitchen!
Just look at those gorgeous noodles! They really do taste wonderful! You can serve them as is or add some stir-fried chicken, pork or shrimp to make a complete meal. But, eat them at your own risk. I can’t be held responsible if you get completely hooked!
Garlic Butter Noodles
adapted from The Steamy Kitchen Cookbook
Jaden’s original recipe doesn’t include carrots, but I’ve added them here because they play so nicely with the brown sugar and butter. Also, I think those little pops of orange are pretty!
7 ounces dry egg noodles
3 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup chopped scallions
1/2 cup julienned carrots
3 garlic cloves, finely minced
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon Maggi sauce (or soy sauce)
1 tablespoon oyster sauce
Bring a large pot of water to a boil and cook the noodles according to the package directions. Drain the noodles and wipe the pot clean. Return the pot to medium-high heat and add the butter. When the butter is bubbling, add the scallions and garlic. Fry for 1 minute until very fragrant. Be careful not to let the garlic burn.
Stir in the brown sugar, Maggi sauce and oyster sauce, mixing well. Add the noodles and toss vigorously to get the good stuff evenly distributed throughout the noodles.
Dish out into a large bowl, grab a pair of chopsticks, hide in the closet and enjoy!