Bacon Fried Ramen

Bacon makes everything better and this detailed recipe is no exception.

Submitted By: Kevin

Submitted From: Suffolk, VA

    Ingredients

  • 4 strips of bacon
  • 2 packages Ramen (no specific flavor)
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Red pepper flakes
  • Soy Sauce
  • 1 large egg

Requires the following implements: spatula/turner, non-stick pan, medium-sized pot, Large bowl filled with water and ice, strainer or colander

Before beginning the recipe, fill large bowl with cold water. Toss a lot of ice into the bowl. We want the water to cool quickly.

  1. Begin by cutting the strips of bacon into 1/4 inch pieces. Place bacon into non-stick pan and let cook on medium-low heat. We want to let it cook slowly while we wait for the water to boil.
  2. Fill a decent-sized pot with water until it’s about 2/3 full. Let it get to a boil.
  3. While water is boiling, add pepper to bacon if desired.
  4. As the water begins to boil, open the packs of ramen and throw the spice packets into a drawer for later use. Toss the ramen in the boiling water. Let cook for about 3 minutes.
  5. You’ll notice the ramen is finished cooking when it gets golden-yellow and the noodles separate. Remove the ice from the bowl of water and ice. Grab the colander and quickly drain the noodles. Immediately after all the water is drained, pour the noodles into the bowl of cold water. Stir the noodles with your hands until they are cold.
  6. By now the bacon should be finished cooking. Keep the grease in the pan. It’s going to coat the noodles. Drain the noodles with the strainer from earlier. Once drained, move the noodles to the pan with the bacon.
  7. Turn the stove up to medium-high heat. Season noodles and bacon with pepper and salt if desired. Stir and turn regularly.
  8. After cooking for a minute or two, pour soy sauce into pan. Continue stirring, mixing everything together. Spice with red pepper flakes. After a couple more minutes on the stove, add more soy sauce if needed. 9. Move noodles to one half of the pan. Take 1 egg and crack it over the side of the pan, and let it fall into the empty half of the pan. Mix egg in pan and let it cook for a minute or two. Cut up the egg and stir in with the rest of the pan’s contents.
  9. Continue cooking and turning for 3 or 4 more minutes.
  10. Empty into bowl and enjoy.

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Broccoli Ramen Stir Fry

I realized tonight that I have broccoli spelled wrong on half of the site, for the record, 2 C’s, 1 L. Also, do you guys like using olive oil for stir fry dishes? I prefer vegetable oil for stir fry dishes even though I really like olive oil.

Submitted By: Toni Kellar
Submitted From:Southeast Ohio

    INGREDIENTS

  • 1/4 c olive oil, more or less as needed
  • several heads broccoli, chopped
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 pkg Ramen noodles, any flavor
  • soy sauce
  • Teriyaki sauce
    DIRECTIONS

  1. Heat oil in stir-fry wok.
  2. Crumble uncooked Ramen noodles into small pieces. Add dry noodles to hot oil and stir fry until slightly crispy.
  3. Add seasoning packet.
  4. Add chopped broccoli and onion, and stir fry until cooked, adding additional olive oil as needed.
  5. Season with soy sauce and teriyaki sauce, not too much, but enough to wet the concoction.
  6. You may add other spices as desired (for example, curry goes well with Oriental Ramen; extra garlic goes well with the Chicken seasoning packet.)

You can modify this recipe with any meat and vegetable combination (such as chicken, carrots, red peppers, and Tandoori/curry spices), adding egg as well. The key is to stir fry the uncooked noodles first!

Ramen Noodles in Jail: Serious Business

A post from the land of beef barbecue, SUVs, and big flags, where I am currently vacationing. Don’t mess with a man’s ramen, bro!

“Marion, Ohio: An inmate remains hospitalized after being involved in a fight he said was about a cup of ramen noodles at the county jail this week.”

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Manwich

Talk about emptying out the fridge for this beast…

Submitted By: John

Submitted From: L.A. County, California

    Ingredients

  • 1 Texas beef ramen
  • 2 packets mayo
  • 1 packet french dressing
  • 2 hard boiled egg yolks
  • 3 tsp of Tapatio hot sauce
  • 4 slices bologna
  • 4 slices bread

Mix ramen seasoning with mayo, french dressing, egg yolks, and tapitio into a fine sauce. Break ramen noodles in half using a butter knife to break them down the center. Boil the usual amount of water, add the ramen halves, and let cook for ten minutes. You won’t have much, if any, water left. Get a plate out and make two stacks, each will have two slices of bread and two of bologna. Put one ramen half on each open sandwich and top with sauce.

Gerber Unveils New Top Ramen Baby Food

Gerber is announcing a new product this week, baby food made out of Top Ramen noodles!

Gerber Top Ramen Dinner

Gerber Top Ramen Dinner should be hitting the shelves by May and is part of Gerber’s “2nd Foods” line. The “2nd Foods” line is for after you give your baby the basics like creamed veggies and fruits. Since I have a seven month old myself, I think this a great idea. Kids will love the flavor of the noodles and it’s healthier than something like mac and cheese.

Top Ramen was chosen to partner with Gerber and the company said that they believe this to be a “great opportunity to get kids hooked on Top Ramen early” and that it will “be the primary driver of sales growth in our best demographic”. Top Ramen also hopes to release what they are calling a “Mommy and Me” double pack, which will contain one pack of regular Top Ramen and one jar of Top Ramen Dinner from Gerber.

The only problem I see is that the jars will have the noodles cooked until they are basically mush since babies would find it hard to eat those long noodles. I guess the full-sized “adult” noodles have to wait until the kid is old enough to hold a fork or chop sticks.

I’ll post another update after I get to buy some of these, I’m curious to see if they really kept the Top Ramen flavor true to style and what varieties will be available.