How I Love Thee
The bane of my existence, yet I can’t keep myself from them. Responsible for my freshman 15 that took 3 years to lose, because a ramen addiction is hard to break. Countless pots ruined from overcooking. (The water boiled out and the noodles burned.)
I’m very particular in how I eat them I never really follow the directions, though how rough is it to boil water, really? My special (repulsive to most people) version:
Add less than the required amount of water, because who cares about the soup part of it? Break up noodles and boil until most of the water has evaporated out. What is left is a thick, starchy mush of flavored noodles. Over cooked? Yes. Delicious? Extremely. The perfect beverage to compliment them? Orange Juice.
I broke the habit though. For the next 20 years they were gone from my pantry and gone from my diet. And yes, I thought about them often. Fondly. But I was strong.
And then I happened upon this great recipe:
- 2 – 1 pound bags of coleslaw.
- 1 bunch of chopped green onions (optional)
Mix with and chill until ready to serve:
- 2 packages of Ramen noodle seasoning
- 1/3 cup cider vinegar or rice wine vinegar
- ½ cup sugar (more or less to taste)
- ½ cup oil
Toss the following ingredients with some oil and toast until brown:
- 2 packages Ramen noodles, broken up (Oriental flavor – or 1 oriental, 1 chicken)
- 4 oz. package of almond slivers(or chopped peanuts)
Do not add the nut/noodle mixture until just before ready to serve.
This is a bad thing. Ramen noodles. You are back, and in bulk. The worst part is that as I type this, a pot of them are cooking. Not for the coleslaw, but for my old friend….the overcooked, starchy, mushy version of soup that I love so very much.
I am a junkie and I am weak.