I want to give a big thanks to my work family for introducing me to Thai food. Over the last year, Pad Thai has been one of my favorite go-to spicy foods. I also have turned my husband toward Thai since our anniversary this last year. But having a bigger family, eating out is not always the best option for people who are trying to save. With that being said, I have decided to go on this extraordinary adventure to attempt to become Thai. OK, not really. I just wanted to learn to make Pad Thai. Much cheaper and way more fun.
While doing my research on Thai food and how to make it properly I have taken a couple of well used Thai ingredients and substituted them with products I already had. I was nervous about how it would turn out and to my surprise it was fantastic.
- 8 Tbs Soy Sauce
- 8 Tbs Sugar
- 4 Tbs of freshly squeezed lime juice
- 2 Tbs of Sriracha Sauce
- 2 Tbs of Vegetable Oil (DO NOT USE OLIVE JUICE)
- Rice Pad Thai noodles
- 3 Eggs
- Green Onion
- Sugar Snap Peas (If you would like)
- Bean Sprouts
First you will want to take your Pad Thai noodles into warm water. Make sure they are completely submerged. You can use tap water, NOT boiling water.
Then you will want to take a separate bowl (like shown above) add your sugar, soy sauce, lime juice, and sriracha sauce. Make sure you mix well.
Once you have all your ingredients ready to go, take your vegetable oil and let it get hot in your pan.
Place your garlic and veggies into the pan and let sear. Once all your veggies have a good sear, you will want to set your eggs into the pan like the picture below. You will want to mix slowly, your eggs will cook slowly; You do not want to scramble your eggs but to cook them slowly.
Once your eggs are cooked, you will want to add your chicken. Make sure your chicken is fully cooked and then comes the hard part. You will want to take your noodles that have been sitting in warm water and place them into your pan. Let them sear a little while stirring. Pour your sauce into the pan and continue to stir until your noodles are cooked and all the liquid is gone.
There you have it. Simple and yummy. I hope you enjoy this recipe.