Dragon Noodles ($2.04 recipe / $1.02 serving)
External imageAs cheap as it gets. Cooked noodles (pref in a broth/bouillon water) with chili flakes. Feel free to replace dried chili with sriracha, tabasco or whatever heat you prefer. If you got your noodles in bulk, this is the cheapest recipe ever. As a bonus: add an extra egg, or peas, or diced carrots, or basically any leftover veg. Consider this a ‘vidanche frigo - “empty the fridge”’ Total Cost: $2.04 Cost Per Serving: $1.04 Serves: 2 Prep time: 5 minutes Cook time: 10 minutes Ingredients
- 4 oz. lo mein noodles $1.13
- 2 Tbsp butter $0.20
- ¼ tsp crushed red pepper $0.02
- 1 large egg $0.25
- 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
- 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).
- While waiting for the water to boil, prepare the sauce. In a small bowl stir together the brown sugar, soy sauce, and sriracha.
- 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.
- 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 onions and cilantro leaves (whole) on top and serve!