I stumbled upon this blog http://budgetbytes.blogspot.com/ and have been very impressed with the concoctions she comes up with. They may not be the healthiest but they are simple and cheap. She breaks down the cost per serving so it will help you feel better about cooking at home rather then eating out! I made this asian dish tonight. It was sooo good and literally from start to finish took 15 minutes. The best part is I only needed to go get one thing (the noodles) from the store.
*I doubled the recipe and have great left overs for tomorrow
* If you don't like spicy things or are cooking for kids I would half the siracha sauce. Mine and Beaus mouths were on fire by the end but that's the way we like it.
* I also added peanuts but it is good without just a fun twist.
Total Recipe cost: $2.04
Servings Per Recipe: 2
Cost per serving: $1.02
Prep time: 5 min. Cook time: 10 min. Total: 15 min.
|4 oz.||lo mein noodles||$1.13|
|1/4 tsp||crushed red pepper||$0.02|
|1 Tbsp||brown sugar||$0.02|
|1 Tbsp||soy sauce||$0.02|
|1 Tbsp||sriracha (rooster sauce)||$0.08|
|1 handful||fresh cilantro||$0.22|
|1 sliced||green onion||$0.06|
STEP 1: Begin to boil water for the noodles. Once the water reaches a full boil, add the noodles and cook according to the package directions (boil for 5-7 minutes).
STEP 2: While waiting for the water to boil, prepare the sauce. In a small bowl stir together the brown sugar, soy sauce, and sriracha.
STEP 3: In a large skillet melt 2 tablespoons of butter over medium-low heat. Add the red pepper to the butter as it melts. Whisk an egg in a bowl and then add to the melted butter. Stir gently and cook through. Once the egg is done cooking, turn off the heat.
STEP 4: When the noodles are tender, drain the water and then add them to the skillet with the cooked egg. Also add the prepared sauce. Turn the heat on to low to evaporate excess moisture, and stir until everything is coated well with the sauce. Sprinkle the sliced green and cilantro leaves (whole) on top and serve!