Author Jean Morrison
2 Minute Noodle Omelettes Recipe
This recipe is a favourite at our place for lunch. I vary the ingredients and have sometimes used finely sliced sun dried tomatoes. Bean sprouts are also nice to use in this recipe too.
The important thing to remember is not to put the noodle flavour sachets in the saucepan with the noodles and water.
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
Quantity: Serves 4 as a light meal with salad or fresh bread.
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2 packets of two minute noodles
200 gm mushrooms, sliced
1 teaspoon oil, to cook mushrooms
1/2 cup diced cold cooked meat such as chicken or ham
4 spring onions, chopped finely
1/2 cup grated carrot
1/2 cup finely shredded cabbage
6 eggs, beaten
Salt and pepper, to taste
1 tablespoon oil to cook omelettes
Kecap manis, to serve
Cook two minute noodles without using the flavour sachets. Drain and cool slightly. Keep the sachets aside.
Cook the mushrooms in a small pan with the teaspoon oil.
In a large bowl place cooked mushrooms, the warm noodles, cold meat, spring onions, carrot, cabbage, eggs, noodle sachets, salt and pepper. Mix well.
Gently place quarter cupfuls of mixture in hot oil in your frying pan. Turn over when golden brown and set underneath. Before doing each batch ensure that the mixture is well stirred as the egg will drain to the bottom of the bowl quickly.
Serves 4 as a light meal with salad and fresh bread.
Kecap manis is a sweet thick sticky type of Asian sauce similar in taste to soy sauce. It's available in some supermarkets.
If I don't have fresh mushrooms then I sometimes use a drained 400 gm can of mushroom pieces and stems.
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