I have always been obsessed with hot food. I remember discovering hot salsa as a child and eating entire jars in one sitting. I would then hang out on my porch in December to tame my profuse sweating. I think my mom must have added hot sauce to my bottles as a baby, but I can’t prove it. I certainly didn’t develop my captivation with capsaicin from genetics since my whole family’s spice tolerance ends with ketchup.
Fast forward 20 years and now I put hot sauce on everything short of Cherrios. So when I discovered this spicy dragon noodle recipe on Budgetbytes.com I knew it was right up my alley. The ingredients needed are familiar, easy to work with, and inexpensive to purchase. All the makings of a successful meal. This has become an easy Sunday lunch for my wife and I when we are short on groceries, since the needed ingredients are staples in our house.
My stepson is slightly obsessed with everything I do, which is completely adorable of course. He even wants to sample my hot sauces so he can be like me. I was convinced he was going to be the only kid in Kindergarten packing Tabasco Sauce in his lunch! However, this dish is a bit too spicy for him so I would recommend this as an adult only meal. The bigger moral of the story this demonstrates, though, is that kids want nothing more than to emulate their heroes, so make sure you’re actions are worthy of the adoration!
If all this sounds a little too painful for your taste buds, check out my pad kee mao recipe instead. It features big Asian flavors with minimal heat! You will quickly see why this is probably my favorite Asian recipe, and it’s on the menu tonight at the Fox Valley Foodie household!
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Spicy Dragon Noodles
- 4 oz Lo Mein Noodles
- 2 Tbsp Butter
- ¼ tsp crushed Red Pepper flakes
- 2 large Eggs
- 1 Tbsp Soy Sauce
- 1 Tbsp Brown Sugar
- 1 Tbsp Sriracha Sauce
- 1 sliced Green Onion
- 1 handful Fresh Cilantro
- Prepare a pot of boiling water.
- Once boiling, add the noodles and cook according to the package instructions.
- While the noodles are boiling mix together the soy, brown sugar, and sriracha to make the sauce.
- In a large skillet melt the butter and add red pepper flakes.
- Once the butter is melted add the egg and proceed to scramble.
- Remove from heat once egg is scrambled.
- Remove noodles from the water, once they have finished cooking, and place in skillet with eggs. Add sauce and combine until noodles are well coated.
- Top with green onion and cilantro.
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