Mee krob (thai crisp-fried noodles)

Yield: 8 Servings

Measure Ingredient
1½ tablespoon Vegetable oil
1 Onion, finely-chopped
3 Garlic cloves, minced
6 Dried Chinese mushrooms, soaked and sliced
1 Green chile, sliced
1½ tablespoon Thin soy sauce
Limes, Juice of
1½ tablespoon Dark Chinese vinegar
4½ tablespoon Sugar
2 tablespoons Fish sauce (Nam pla or Nuoc Mam)
1½ tablespoon Tomato paste
1½ tablespoon Ketchup
1 Egg
½ teaspoon Fish sauce
¼ teaspoon Toasted sesame oil
1 tablespoon Plus 2 cups vegetable oil
¼ pounds Shredded pork
4 Scallions, shredded
1 cup Bean sprouts
4 ounces Crab meat
¼ teaspoon Sugar
¼ pounds Rice vermicelli

SAUCE

In a well-seasoned wok or large skillet heat oil and saute onion, garlic, mushrooms and chile until lightly browned. Add remaining sauce ingredients, stir well and bring to a boil. Pour into a bowl a nd set aside. Beat egg with fish sauce and sesame oil. Clean wok and reheat. Pour in eggs in a very thin layer and cook 10 minutes, turning several times. Turn out, roll up omelette and slice into 1/ 4-inch strips. Heat 1 tablespoon oil over high heat and saute pork for 2 minutes. Add scallions, bean sprouts, crab meat and egg strips. Sprinkle with sugar. Saute 30 seconds and transfer to a bowl.

Clean wok and heat remaining 2 cups oil over medium-high heat. In a large shopping bag tear vermicelli into bunches. Add one-eighth of noodles and fry 30 seconds. Remove to a warmed paper towel-lined platter and sprinkle with one-eighth of pork mixture. Repeat until all noodles and pork are used up. Pour oil from wok, add sauce mixture and reheat, stirring, until bubbly. Remove paper towels from platter, pour sauce over noodles and mix well. Serve immediately.

Recipe by: David Rosengarten Posted to MC-Recipe Digest V1 #513 by "Master Harper Gaellon" <gaellon@...> on Mar 12, 1997

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