Fried Noodles w/Green beans and minced chicken

I don’t spend much time cooking, but when I do, the recipe must be easy and quick. I can be VERY patient creating an object, but not for cooking.  Especially on weekends, when we are at our country house, my children love to invite friends over for lunch.  We share the house with my sister-in-law who has 2 boys, so for each meal, we’re always at least 6 or 7.  What best than making a huge plate of fried rice or fried noodles?  Everyone seems to enjoy coming lunch at home.

So here goes my first attempt of posting a recipe:

Fried Noodles with green beans and minced chicken for 6 per.

Ingredients

Ingredients :

❤︎ 300g minced chicken (or minced beef)

❤︎ 200g fine green beans

❤︎ 400g Chinese noodles (available in most supermarkets among the Chinese food corner)

❤︎ 3 table spoons of oil

❤︎  4 table spoons of soya sauce

❤︎ 1 tea spoon of garlic powder (or fresh minced garlic)

❤︎ 1 tea spoon of dried shallot (or onion)

❤︎ 1 tea spoon of sugar

❤︎ 1 tea spoon of vinegar

❤︎ 2 table spoon of black bean sauce or oyster sauce (optional)

– Wash and cut the green beens into small pieces

– Using a wok (if possible), heat up the oil and put the garlic and shallot. Put the green beans and stir fry for 2 minutes.  Add the meat, stir fry and mix.  When the meat is half cooked, add 2 spoons of soya sauce (save the other 2 spoons for later), sugar and vinegar.  Keep stir frying until meat is completely cooked. Add the black bean sauce or oyster sauce if you have it.  Turn down fire and let it simmer for about 5 minutes.

– Boil water and cook the noodles separately.  Please follow instruction on the package, as each brand of noodles have different cooking time.  Once cooked, drain water * and put the noodles in the wok and mix with the green beans and meat.  Add the last 2 spoons of soya sauce, mix well and taste. Feel free to add more if needed.

* I normally cut the noodles before draining so it’s easier to mix in the wok.

 

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