19 December, 2013

Easy Pad Thai

Thanks to my friend Heather I've started to love Thai food with Pad Thai being my favorite. After Natalie posted a Spicy Thai Recipe yesterday, I remembered how I've been wanting to make Pad Thai at home. Theo's never had it before so I was kind of leery on making it. I knew I wanted to find a recipe with most of the ingredients I had already so I wouldn't end up forking out a ton of money if it didn't end up tasting good. After searching on Pinterest and Google I found this awesome recipe. 



Serves 4

8 ounces dried, wide and flat rice noodles
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice, plus wedges for serving
3 tablespoons soy sauce
1 squirt (about 1/8 teaspoon) Sriracha (optional) Didn't have any, wish I had though!
2 teaspoons vegetable oil
3 scallions (green onions), white and green parts, separated and thinly sliced
1 garlic clove, minced
2 large eggs, light beaten (optional)
1/2 cup fresh cilantro
1/4 cup chopped roasted, salted peanuts
We also added 2 chicken breasts. We cooked them in soy sauce and added them to the noodle mixture at the end.


  1. Soak noodles according to package instructions. Drain.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together brown sugar, lime juice, soy sauce, and Sriracha.
  3. In a large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat.
  4. Add scallion whites and garlic and cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant (about 30 seconds). Add eggs and cook, scraping skillet with spatula until eggs are almost set (about 30 seconds). Transfer eggs to a plate.
  5. Add noodles, scallion greens, and sauce to skillet. Cook, tossing constantly, until noodles are soft (about 1 minute). Add egg mixture and toss to coat, breaking eggs up gently.
  6. Serve noodles with lime wedges, topped with cilantro and peanuts.


My picture doesn't do it justice. It was delicious and tasted pretty authentic to me. The best part was I only had to buy the rice noodles and green onions, everything else I had already. Oh and most important, Theo loved it!

7 comments :

  1. Thanks for sharing! I've never been good at making pad thai. So excited to try the real deal on our trip next week!

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  2. I am saving this post. I am going to try this!

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  3. I looove Pad Thai so I will definitely be trying this!

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  4. I LOVE Pad Thai and I've never made it at home. I will be pinning this recipe now!

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  5. I've made this before but the recipe called for fish sauce which made me want to throw up when I opened it. Love how this is a winner minus gross ingredients ha.

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  6. I love Pad Thai and I agree with Shelby - hate fish sauce! So glad to see this recipe does not call for it!

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  7. even if your picture doesn't do it justice, this still sound delish!

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