Ingredients & Cooking Directions for Vegetable Chow Mein
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Estimated Servings: 4
Step 1: Fry the Tofu
Dry tofu strips with paper towels. Turn heat on high and add in oil. When oil is hot, add in tofu and fry tofu strips until golden brown on all sides and pour in soy sauce. Coat tofu with soy sauce, transfer tofu strips to plate, and set aside.
Step 2: Cook the Noodles
8 cups water
1 pound chow mein noodles
Bring water to a boil and cook the noodles until al dente according to the directions on the package. Rinse, drain, and set the noodles aside.
Step 3: Stir-fry vegetables
2 tablespoons minced garlic
1 teaspoon minced ginger
½ cup shredded carrots
½ cup red bell pepper strips
½ cup sliced celery
½ cup shredded cabbage
Turn stove to high heat and add in the oil. When the oil is hot, add in the garlic, ginger, and pepper flakes. Sautee the aromatics for about a minute or until fragrant. The pour in the vegetables and stir fry them for about 2-3 minutes or until they are cooked but still crunchy on the inside. Transfer vegetables to a plate and set them aside.
Step 4: Assemble the Dish
2 tablespoons water
½ cup sliced green onions
½ cup bean sprouts
To make the stir fry sauce, add the soy sauces, water, vinegar, sesame seed oil, sugar and chili sauce in a bowl and whisk them together until the sugar dissolves in the sauce. Then set the sauce aside. Turn stove on high heat and add in vegetable oil. When oil is hot, add in the noodles, tofu, vegetables, and stir fry sauce. Stir fry everything for 2-3 minutes or until the sauce coats all the ingredients and the noodles are cooked through. Then add in the green onions and bean sprouts stir frying them until heat through. Transfer chow mein to a serving plate and add ground black pepper to taste.