Dragon Noodles

$2.04 recipe / $1.02 serving

Ooooh lawdie. This is my new favorite quick fix! It takes about 15 minutes, is totally rich, flavorful, and SUPER SPICY. Like, “burn a hole through your stomach” spicy. Call me crazy, but sometimes I want that. No, I crave that.

So, this one goes out to all of you heat seekers!

The simple sauce for this recipe uses only pantry staples and perfectly balances sweet, salty, and spicy. The richness of the butter helps smooth everything out, cilantro adds a fresh note, and the green onions lend a savory back note. It all just works and it happens to be incredibly simple. That’s what I’m talkin’ about.

I made a small two serving batch because I just wanted something quick and easy. You could easily scale this up, if needed. If you want a heartier dish, try using two eggs rather than just one. Also, I used two tablespoons of butter, which made for a very rich and delicious sauce, but I suspect that it would still be amazing if you cut the butter in half.

If you can’t find the same noodles that I used, don’t fret. You could make this with ramen type noodles or even regular linguine. The noodles are just the vehicle for all of the other yummy ingredients!

Dragon Noodles

Dragon Noodles


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Total Cost: $2.04
Cost Per Serving: $1.04
Serves: 2
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
Instructions
  1. 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).
  2. While waiting for the water to boil, prepare the sauce. In a small bowl stir together the brown sugar, soy sauce, and sriracha.
  3. 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.
  4. 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!

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Step By Step Photos

Lo Mein NoodlesThese are the noodles that I used, but you could use any other kind. Ramen or regular linguine would probably be good too. I used half of this 8 oz. pack for two servings. Cook the noodles according to the package directions.

make sauceWhile waiting for the pasta water to boil, mix up the sauce. Stir together the brown sugar, soy sauce, and sriracha.

melt butterMelt the butter in a large skillet over medium-low heat. Add the crushed red pepper to the butter as it melts.

whisk eggWhisk the egg in a bowl…

scramble eggPour the whisked egg into the melted butter and gently stir until cooked. If the noodles are not done cooking yet, turn the heat off on the skillet so that the eggs don’t over cook.

add noodles, sauceWhen the noodles are finished cooking, drain the water off and then add them to the skillet along with the prepared hot sauce.

cilantro green onionsTurn the heat on to low to help evaporate excess moisture and stir everything to coat it in the sauce. Lastly, sprinkle the sliced green onion and cilantro leaves over top. I didn’t even bother to chop the cilantro. Deeeelish!

Dragon Noodles

335 Comments

  1. hannah says:

    Sooo good! I added some veggies and tofu, and it was delicious!

  2. Christina R says:

    I made this on a whim and didn’t have all the right ingredients but it still turned out phenomenal. I was really nervous because I’m not a good cook, and mine didn’t look as good as the pictures but it still tasted amazing. I had to sub sriracha for hot sauce, red pepper for ceyenne, and lo mein for bowtie (I really strayed with this one), and I didn’t have the cilantro… But I just devoured my dish and I’m on my way to get seconds. My tastebuds are overjoyed. Sweet flying spaghetti monster, I’m going to make this again soon!

  3. theresa says:

    This is way beyond amazing. My husband was a little apprehensive (he doesn’t like sriracha) and even he ended up eating all of my leftovers.

  4. sponty says:

    I’ve made this about 6 times now in the span of a couple of months so I figured the least I could do is come back and leave a note of thanks. So quick, easy, tasty and satisfying. Also, I didn’t think I had much of a taste for spicy dishes until I found your blog. Thanks so much!

  5. Candace says:

    This has become a go to of mine for weekday nights. Super easy to vegan-ize. I just used crumbled firm tofu in place of the egg and earth balance instead of the butter. My grocery store has giant packages of rice noodles for under a dollar so I even break even on the price. LOVE LOVE LOVE this recipe.

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