The Allure of Bacon
The magnetic draw of bacon and scallion noodle toss isn’t solely based on its tantalizing taste, but also its astonishing adaptability. A beloved staple, it serves as a swift answer to culinary conundrums. Picture retrieving it from your icy cache, allowing a brief thaw, and it’s prepped for a variety of scrumptious spreads. Its savory, smoky essence truly shines when seared in a wok, evoking memories of ancestral fried rice delicacies.
Crafting in Minimal Time with Few Ingredients
Armed with just 10 ingredients, you can recreate this enchanting bacon and scallion egg noodle stir-fry in under half an hour, giving you more time to relish your meal and less in prep! My choice of noodles? The plush wonton egg noodles. Their delightful, semi-chewy consistency complements stir-fry dishes impeccably. And just to make sure you pick the right kind, here’s a visual hint for when you’re hunting them down in an Asian supermarket. A quick tip: Post boiling, a slight drizzle of oil ensures they remain non-sticky and primed for stir-frying.
Now, let’s dive into this gastronomic delight!
- 2 teaspoons light soy sauce
- 2 teaspoons dark soy sauce
- ½ teaspoon sesame oil
- ¼ teaspoon granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon shaoxing wine (or substitute with dry sherry)
- ¼ teaspoon powdered white pepper
- 12 ounces thick wonton noodles (freshly packed)
- 2 tablespoons cooking oil
- 6 ounces premium bacon (sliced into generous chunks)
- 6-8 fresh scallions (finely sliced)
Crafting the Delight:
1. Combine the two soy sauces, sesame oil, sugar, wine, and white pepper in a bowl. Keep this flavor-packed mixture aside.
2. Gently boil the wonton noodles until they’re just right – al dente. Post-draining, a touch of oil ensures they stay separated and ready for action.
3. Warm up your wok on a medium flame. Toss in the bacon, crisping it to perfection. Ramp up the flame and introduce the scallions, stir-frying till they achieve a tender-crisp texture.
4. Reintroduce the noodles to the wok, giving them a thorough mix, ensuring they intertwine with the bacon and scallions. Pour in the earlier prepared sauce mix, giving it all a vigorous toss until the noodles take on a luscious golden hue. Dish out and indulge!
Did you know?
Beyond its compelling flavor, bacon contains essential nutrients like phosphorus, niacin, and zinc. On the other hand, scallions are rich in vitamins A and K. Together, in this dish, they don’t just satiate your taste buds but also offer nutritional benefits. While moderation is key with indulgent ingredients like bacon, when combined with the right components, every bite can be both flavorful and nourishing! So, here’s to great taste that’s also kind to your body! Enjoy!