Have you ever had a “NET LEAF EGG” Egg Net Omelet before? It is quite simply, an egg net noodle dish that is made from uncooked egg noodles and simmered with a variety of sauces and ingredients. It is a quick and easy dinner to prepare and is fairly common in southern and Chinatown restaurants. The basic recipe for this dish is usually one egg noodles (beaten egg noodles if there are any left) simmered with onions, soy sauce, sesame oil, and hot pepper sauce. If you don’t like spicy foods then you may want to leave off the hot pepper sauce.
I love egg noodles because they are very versatile. You can eat them plain with just a touch of salt, or you can add your favorite flavors and seasonings to them. For example, some restaurants will use the soy sauce and sesame oil combination and other restaurants will go all out and use a full amount of hot pepper sauce. Sometimes, even just a little of ginger or garlic will add a delightful flavor to your egg noodles.
When preparing your egg net noodle with spicy pork and vegetables, be careful not to overcook the noodles. I usually stir mine about 2 minutes before I serve them. This gives them a nice golden glow, but it doesn’t make them mushy. Just be careful not to overcook them, as the net noodles are very small pieces. If you overcook them, they will become stringy and soft. If you don’t have a lot of time to prepare this, or you just don’t like spicy food, then this is a great dish to order when you go out of town.
The most traditional version of egg net noodle is the one which is served in a large pot on the stove. Usually, there are some chunks of zucchini or summer squash that have been thinly sliced and placed on top of the egg noodles. Then, you have onions, bell pepper or mushrooms, which have been finely chopped. You can usually find a great variety of herbs and vegetables at any grocery store. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Another way to enjoy egg net noodles is to make a delicious batch of them the night before. Bring your whole egg noodles to room temperature, heat up your water and bring to a boil. Then, start breaking the yolks and reserve them for another day. When you’re ready to cook, just add the egg whites and mix them in with your other ingredients. Cook on low for about 3 hours, or until cooked thoroughly and when done, allow your noodles to cool down and defrost the egg whites.
For the last part of your delicious egg omelet, you’ll want to add cheese and sour cream into the boiling water. Then, add your mushrooms and other ingredients and gently blend them until they become smooth. Drain off any excess water and serve with raw crackers. Make sure you have a delicious cold glass of milk handy to serve it with.
As you can see, the process of making an egg net omelet is pretty easy. However, if you want to try something different, you can substitute cream cheese for the yogurt, or you can also substitute vegetable shortening for the oil. You can also add different types of herbs and spices to the mix, like bay leaves, thyme, oregano, rosemary, basil, etc. Just keep an open mind and you’ll end up with an amazing dish!
I hope this will give you inspiration in your quest to try egg noodles for the first time. If you do, then you will quickly learn that egg noodles are not only a tasty alternative to regular pasta, but they’re even better when served with some healthy ingredients. They’re incredibly healthy too, so eating them on a regular basis is a great way to help you live a healthier lifestyle. And, best of all, they’re extremely inexpensive. So, while you’re at it, why not try other kinds of nettle too, like wild dandelion root or Braeburn leaf?