Pad thai #9

Yield: 6 servings

Measure Ingredient
16 ounces Chantaboon rice sticks medium thread (See note)
1 tablespoon Vegetable oil
6 \N Eggs; beaten
¼ cup Vegetable oil
8 \N Garlic gloves
1 pounds Pork, beef or chicken sliced thin, bite sized, OR-
\N \N Shrimp, shelled and deveined
¼ cup White vinegar
¼ cup Sugar
1 cup Sliced salted radish (chai Po)
¼ cup Fish sauce (nam pla)
1 cup Ground roasted peanuts (coarsely ground)
2 tablespoons Chile powder or paprika
2 cups Bean sprouts
1 cup Sliced green onion
1 cup Sliced cilantro
1 \N Lime

Ingredient Notes: ================= Re: Chantaboon rice sticks: <I think the spelling of "chantaboon" can also be found as "jantaboon" or something like that.>

Re: Pork, Beef, or Chicken, or Shrimp: <I used tofu when I made this.

If you do the the same, press the tofu between three sheets of towel paper on the top and the bottom. Put a plate on top and a two pound weight on top of the plate. Wait 20 minutes> Re: Sliced salted radish: <These are packaged in a plastic see through flat container and slightly orange in color> ====================================================================== ==

Soak rice sticks in lukewarm water for 1 hour, drain and set aside.

Set wok over high heat, for 1 minute. Heat wok with 1 tablespoon of oil until sizzling hot and coat sides of wok evenly. Add eggs and fry, until eggs set, turn over and fry, until light brown on both sides. Remove from wok and slice thin, bite size. Set aside.

Heat ¼ cup of oil in wok until sizzling hot. Add garlic and cook until fragrant. add meat, stir and cook, until meat or tofu is done, about 1 to 2 minutes. Add rice sticks and vinegar, cook until rice sticks soften. Add eggs, and the next 5 ingredients, stir to blend.

Remove to serving plate. Serve bean sprouts cold on the side.

Garnish with green onion and cilantro.

Serve with slices of fresh lime. Squeeze lime on pad thai.

Serves 10 as a side dish. Serves 6 as an only dish.

From: stigle@... (Sue Stigleman)

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