Mee krob

Mee krob

Crispy noodles

By
From
The Complete Asian Cookbook
Serves
6
Photographer
Alan Benson

The essential feature of this dish is that the vermicelli noodles should be crisp and crunchy. The salty, hot, sweet and sour flavours need no accompaniment.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
200g rice vermicelli
750ml peanut oil
125g minced pork or chicken
125g raw prawns, peeled, deveined and chopped
185g pressed firm tofu, finely diced
80ml white vinegar
75g sugar
80ml fish sauce
3 eggs, lightly beaten
2 whole heads pickled garlic, thinly sliced
3 fresh red chillies, seeded and sliced
1 handful fresh coriander leaves, chopped
30g garlic chives, finely chopped

Method

  1. Dip the rice noodles briefly in cold water, then shake off any excess water and leave in a breezy place for about 30 minutes. (When fried, rinsed noodles will not puff up as spectacularly as when fried straight from the packet, but will stay crisper for longer.)
  2. Heat the peanut oil in a wok or large heavy-based frying pan over medium heat. When the oil is hot, deep-fry the vermicelli, in batches — it should puff and swell immediately. Remove from the oil using a slotted spoon and drain on paper towel. Allow to cool completely.
  3. Pour off all but 60 ml of the oil and cook the pork over high heat, stirring until it is no longer pink. Add the prawns and stir-fry for 1 minute, then add the tofu and toss until heated through.
  4. In a bowl, stir together the vinegar, sugar and fish sauce until the sugar has dissolved, then pour into the wok and bring to the boil. Season the egg with salt and freshly ground black pepper and add to the wok, stirring until it is set and firm. Add the fried noodles, pickled garlic and most of the chilli and chopped herbs. Mix well. Garnish with the remaining chilli and herbs and serve immediately.
Tags:
The Complete Asian Cookbook
Charmaine
Solomon
Asian
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