Mee krob (crispy stir fried noodles)

Yield: 4 Servings

Measure Ingredient
6 ounces Sen mee (rice vermicelli noodles)
2 Eggs; beaten
3 tablespoons Kratiem dong (pickled garlic); thinly sliced
3 tablespoons Shallots (purple onions); sliced thinly
4 ounces Belly pork; cut into small dice
4 ounces Medium shrimp; shelled and deveined
1 Tomato
2 tablespoons Tamarind juice
2 tablespoons Lime juice
2 tablespoons Palm sugar
1 tablespoon Citrus zest (preferably kaffir lime)
1 tablespoon Fish sauce
Thinly sliced green onions; and red and green chilis julienned
½ cup Hard tofu; cubed

SAUCE

GARNISH

From: "Colonel I.F.K. Philpott" <colonel@...> Date: Wed, 24 Jul 1996 15:02:09 -0700 mee krob is an easy dish that makes a pleasant snack, or a useful accompaniment to hotter foods. The tangy sweet & sour sauce is optional though certianly normal, and hardened vegetarians could easily leave out the pork and shrimp.

In Thailand this is almost always prepared in a wok. If you feel nervous about deep frying in a wok, feel free to use a saucepan or electric deep frier

Method: Heat about 3 cups of peanut oil until very hot (preferably smoking), then whilst it is heating, crush the noodles in a large plastic bag.

Drop the noodles, a small quantity at a time, into the hot oil. They immediately puff up and turn golden brown. Remove at once with a slotted spoon, or the type of wire strainer available from Chinese hardware stores.

When all the noodles have been cooked and set aside to drain on kitchen paper, drizzle the egg into the oil to form a ribbon of cooked egg, then take it from the oil and chop it up.

Finally deep fry the pieces of tofu until golden brown and set aside.

Now pour off and reserve all but a little of the oil, and stir fry the garlic pickle and shallots. Next stir fry the pork until the fat is firm and the meat cooked to your taste. Stir fry the shrimp briefly until they turn pink.

Mix the cooked ingredients, except the tofu, and transfer to a serving platter.

Combine the ingredients of the sauce, and place it in a small bowl so the diners may ladle it over the food as required (if you do it too early the noodles will go soggy).

Garnish the mee krob with the green onions, chilis and cooked tofu.

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