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Volume III
May 31, 2013


Weekly Home / Cook'n & Eat'n

5 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do With Ramen Noodles

By Whitney Saupan

As a recent college graduate, I've had my fair share of Ramen noodle dinners. Don't get me wrong, Ramen is delicious, but you can only eat it so many nights in a row before it makes you sick. I did a quick search using the Cook'n software and found five different ways to use Ramen noodles.


1) Make a Noodle Filled Frittata!
Who says you can't mix eggs, Ramen noodles, and cheese to create a delicious Italian inspired dish? Give this creative recipe a try.


RamenĀ Frittata

From: Linda Larsen

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Serving size: 4
Calories per serving: 696

Ingredients:
2 (3-ounce) packages chicken flavored ramen noodles
6 eggs
1 tbsp. butter
1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese


Directions:
Place noodles in a saucepan filled with boiling water. Cook noodles until tender and drain. In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs and 1 of the seasoning packets from the noodles. Discard remaining seasoning packet. Add cooked, drained noodles to egg mixture. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the egg/noodle mixture and cook over medium-low heat until firm, 5 to 7 minutes, drawing the cooked mixture to the center to allow uncooked portion to flow onto bottom of pan. Cut frittata into four wedges, and turn over to brown the other side for 1 to 2 minutes. Sprinkle cheese over the top, cover pan, and let stand 1-2 minutes to melt cheese.


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2) Ramen Noodles for Breakfast Who Knew?
We've all had Ramen for lunch and dinner but probably never for breakfast. Well that can all change with this quick, fast and delicious recipe


Ramen Eggstravaganza

Wendy Hauver: This recipe is fast, easy and cheap... plus it's really delicious!! You can serve it as any meal of the day!

Serving size: 2
Calories per serving: 689

Ingredients:
1 package ramen noodle
8 ounces ground pork and sage breakfast sausage
4 large eggs
1/8 cup milk
1 medium tomato seeded and diced
1/2 teaspoon dried tarragon
1/2 teaspoon black pepper cracked
1 teaspoon sea salt


Directions:
Cook ramen noodles according to package directions, without adding the flavor packet. Drain and rough-chop noodles. Set aside

In a large frying pan, crumble and brown sausage. Meanwhile blend together eggs and milk, until mixture is a creamy yellow. When sausage is brown, add egg mixture to pan. Cook for two minutes stirring frequently. Add tomato, tarragon, pepper, salt and ramen noodles. Continue cooking until eggs are firm. Serve warm with toast, or on a bed of fresh arugula.



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3) Create a Unique Dessert!
It's hard to imagine Ramen noodles being used in any sort of dessert, but if you're feeling creative and a little adventurous try this unique recipe.


Banana-Coconut Ramen Pudding

Claudia Sidoti

Prep time:
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Yield: 6 to 8 Servings

Serving size: 6
Calories per serving: 851

Ingredients:
3 (3-ounce) packages ramen noodles seasoning packets discarded
4 tablespoons unsalted butter plus more for greasing
2 large eggs
2/3 cup sugar
1 (14-ounce) can coconut milk
1/2 cup sour cream
1 1/2 teaspoons almond extract
1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/4 teaspoon anise seed crushed
salt
1/2 cup golden raisins
1/4 cup crystallized ginger chopped
2 bananas thinly sliced
1/4 cup shredded coconut
2 tablespoons sliced almonds


Directions:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Place the noodles in a bowl, cover with hot tap water and soak, flipping once, for 10 minutes; the noodles should pull apart easily. Drain well; toss with the melted butter.

Whisk the eggs, sugar, coconut milk, sour cream, almond extract, cardamom, anise seed and a pinch of salt in a large bowl. Stir in the noodles, raisins and ginger until combined.

Butter an 8-inch square baking dish; spread out the bananas in a layer, then pour the noodle mixture on top. Sprinkle with coconut and almonds. Bake until golden brown and set, about 1 hour 10 minutes. Let cool for at least 1 hour before slicing.


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4) Add a Little Something Extra and You're Good to Go!
If you're still looking for that classic Ramen noodle dish but want something a little more filling this recipe is for you.


Ramen Noodle Stir-fry

Bring the fabulous flavors of Asia to your dinner table with this hearty stir-fried dish.

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Serving size: 4
Calories per serving: 228

Ingredients:
1 pound . ground beef
1 (1-lb.) bag frozen broccoli, carrots and water chestnut
1 3/4 cups water
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 3 packages 2 (3-oz.) beef-flavor ramen noodle soup mixes


Directions:
Brown ground beef in large skillet over medium-high heat until thoroughly cooked. Drain. Add vegetables, water, soy sauce and 1 flavoring packet from soup mix; mix well. (Discard remaining seasoning packet or reserve for another use.) Bring to a boil. Break noodles in half crosswise; add to mixture in skillet. Return to a boil.

Reduce heat; cover and simmer 5 minutes or until vegetables and noodles are tender, stirring occasionally to separate noodles.


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5) Add a Little Crunch to Your Salad.
Do you need an easy dish for your next potluck? Give this quick, tasty recipe a try.


Broccoli and Ramen Noodle Salad

Author: Effie and Jarmen

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Serving size: 6
Calories per serving: 925

Ingredients:
1 (16-ounce) package broccoli coleslaw mix
2 (3-ounce) packages chicken flavored ramen noodles
1 bunch green onion, chopped
1 cup unsalted peanut
1 cup sunflower seed
1/2 cup white sugar
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/3 cup cider vinegar


Directions:
Directions In a large salad bowl, combine the slaw, broken noodles and green onions. Whisk together the sugar, oil, vinegar and ramen seasoning packets. Pour over salad and toss to evenly coat. Refrigerate until chilled; top with peanuts and sunflower seeds before serving.


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Sources:
  • http://busycooks.about.com/od/pastaskilletrecipes/r/ramenfrittata.htm
  • http://www.budget101.com/ramen-noodle-recipes/ramen-eggstravaganza-3534.html
  • http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/banana-coconut-ramen-pudding-recipe/index.html
  • http://www.pillsbury.com/recipes/ramen-noodle-stir-fry/b532992b-cf2d-4ea1-9ee0-66fc34dbc0b4
  • http://allrecipes.com/recipe/broccoli-and-ramen-noodle-salad/


Whitney Saupan
Weekly Newsletter Contributer since 2013


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