These Chinese-style 15-minute garlic noodles are so fast to prepare and perfect for your weekday dinner. The lightly charred noodles are tossed with a rich, savory, gingery, garlicky sauce and a touch of nutty sesame oil. So simple, yet addictively good! {Vegetarian and Vegan adaptable, gluten-free adaptable} #recipes #asian #easy
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15-Minute Garlic Noodles

The garlic noodles are so fast to prepare and perfect for your weekday dinner. The lightly charred noodles are tossed with a rich, savory, gingery, garlicky sauce and a touch of nutty sesame oil. So simple, yet addictively good! {Vegetarian adaptable, gluten-free adaptable}
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Main
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: takeout
Servings: 3
Calories: 426kcal
Author: Maggie Zhu

Ingredients

  • 6 oz chow mein noodles (*Footnote 1)
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons peanut oil
  • 4 green onions , chopped, white and green parts separated
  • 4 cloves garlic , minced
  • 2 teaspoon ginger , minced
  • 1 bell pepper , thinly sliced (Optional)

Sauce

Instructions

  • Combine all the sauce ingredients in a small bowl and mix well.
  • Boil the noodles according to the package instructions until al-dente. Rinse with running tap water to stop cooking. Drain and set aside.
  • Heat 3 tablespoons oil in a wok or nonstick skillet over high heat until hot. Swirl to coat the bottom of the pan with oil. Add the noodles. Toss with a pair of tongs until the edges are lightly charred. Add a bit more oil and use a wok spatula to scoop to loosen the noodles if the noodles stuck to the pan.
  • Add the white part of the green onions, along with the garlic and ginger. Cook and stir for a few seconds to release the fragrance.
  • (Optional) Add the bell pepper. Cook and stir for a minute or so, until the pepper just starts to turn tender.
  • Pour in the sauce. Quickly toss the noodles until the sauce is absorbed. Add the green part of the green onions. Transfer the noodles to serving plates.
  • Serve hot as a main or side.

Notes

  1. To make the dish vegetarian, use homemade vegetarian oyster sauce instead of regular oyster sauce. To make the dish gluten-free, use rice noodles instead of wheat noodles, dry sherry instead of Shaoxing wine, homemade vegetarian oyster sauce instead of oyster sauce, and tamari or coconut amino instead of soy sauce.
  2. You can also use lo mein noodles, udon noodles, or wide wheat noodles to cook this dish.

Nutrition

Serving: 3g | Calories: 426kcal | Carbohydrates: 45.9g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 24.7g | Saturated Fat: 5.5g | Sodium: 908mg | Potassium: 192mg | Fiber: 3.4g | Sugar: 2.7g | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 3.1mg