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How to fry up crispy Egg Noodle Chips

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Fried Egg Noodles are a fun departure from traditional chips and crackers. They're fantastic for Nachos, great for dipping and they're delicious, too!

The texture and crunch is very similar to Pita Chips, but these fried Egg Noodle chips are a little lighter.

You'll need:
  • Large, Flat Egg Noodles
  • Oil for frying
  • Salt to taste
You'll also need metal tongs.

Boil the egg noodles in salted water until soft. Drain and rinse immediately with cold water so they don't stick together.

Lay the egg noodle strips on paper towels to dry.

Heat 1-2 inches of oil in a pan over high heat. When the top of the oil starts to shiver, it should be ready. Be sure to double check your noodles and use a paper towel to dab away any extra moisture.

Test a single noodle to make sure the oil is hot enough. At the right temperature, the noodle will drop to the bottom of the oil for 1-2 seconds, then pop to the top and dance like a good little frying egg noodle should! ;-)  

Work in small batches of 6 or 7 strips at a time.

When one side looks golden, turn with your tongs and fry until the bubbling almost stops. All stovetops are different, so you might need to turn the heat down a little. I kept my gas burner on high the entire cooking time and it worked out great.

The final picture shows 3 fried Noodles. The noodle on the left is under-cooked and the noodle on the right is over-cooked. The noodle in the center is just right!

So now that you have a tasty substitute for Tortilla Chips... what are you going to serve them with? I know... how about a new and slightly unusual Nacho recipe?

OK! I'll whip one up and be back soon!!!  Thanks for stopping by! ;-)

Here you go....  Swedish Nachos anyone? ;-p~

You did well.
Kaiven2 years ago
Fried egg noodles? INGENIOUS! I'll have to try this one next chance I get!
bajablue (author)  Kaiven2 years ago
lol cowscankill... twerent nuttin'.

And your username CRACKS ME UP... because it's so ridiculously TRUE! Cows can be MEAN!

Hubby was tagging a newborn Red Angus calf several years ago and the whole herd (GANG!) of mama cows went ballistic. He had the little mooer down when they rushed in. No doubt they would have trampled him if they had the chance. Good thing I had a big shovel handy to ward them off. It was a close call, though.

In hindsight, it was freaking hilarious!!!

oh... and thanks for your comment! ;-D
Kaiven bajablue2 years ago
Anytime! Just made your breakfast nachos, and they are delicious!
Nerdz2 years ago
These look exactly like the chips you get at Most Chinese Food Take out places, that go really well with duck sauce!
bajablue (author)  Nerdz2 years ago
lol... you've given me another idea for Nachos! lol... Thanks... I think! ;-)
Nerdz bajablue2 years ago
After thinking a bit, I started to wonder: What happens if you cook lasagna noodles and Fry them? Their Shaped like chips somewhat. Someone has to have had the same idea of frying pasta.
bajablue (author)  Nerdz2 years ago
I almost tried that... let me know how it turns out!
SHIFT!2 years ago
These look very exquisite! Love the documentation, reminds me of my mom's cooking.

Here's a tip: Sesame Oil and a slight bit of Soy Sauce really brings out the flavor in these chips!
Thanks for sharing there Shift! You have given me an idea.
bajablue (author)  sunshiine2 years ago
And we love inspiration!
And that we do!
bajablue (author)  SHIFT!2 years ago
That's a great tip SHIFT!

I've never deep-fried with sesame oil.

I wonder if there is a Sesame oil Spray manufactured by some company? It would be super easy to infuse these Chips with the Asian flavor as you describe.

I made an extra large batch and I've been snacking on them today. I've got a lot to experiment with! ;-)
sunshiine2 years ago
We are going to be eating a lot of nachos because these recipes looks so good!