There. It feels so good to get that off my chest. Anyway, it is really easy to make and is one of my personal favorites.
- Tofu (14 ounces from the website but I put in desired amount)
- 2 Carrots, peeled and cut up small
- 2 Minced Cloves of Garlic
- Some other veggies you desire (something with a light flavor -- scalions or sprouts, etc)
- Vegetable Oil
- 3 Tablespoons of Soy Sauce
- 1 Tablespoon Chili Sauce
- 1 Tablespoon Brown Sugar (I like a pinch more cause it smells yummy)
- 1/4 cup Lime Juice
- Rice Noodles (it says 8 ounces on the website but I don't really know what that means)
- Vegetable oil
- 2 eggs
- Fresh Cilantro leaves
- Crushed peanuts
*Make sure all your ingredients are at the ready. I may include instructions as to how to prep your ingredients if necessary.
- Cut up tofu into thin slices
- Heat a sauce pan with and spread vegetable oil
- Fry tofu till golden brown on all sides.
- Remove tofu from pan and put aside till later.
- Then throw in those carrots and garlic and other veggies. Fry them up until they are cooked.
- Mix all those ingredients up into a sauce (Soy Sauce, Chili Sauce, Brown Sugar, Lime Juice) in a bowl.
- Add sauce and tofu to veg.
- Boil water
- Beat eggs into a yellow goo
- Drop noodles into water (Heads up! Rice noodles cook super quick. Like 60 seconds quick)
- Put a super big sauce pan on medium heat with oil then pour that yellow goo in there.
- For the best results, put the noodles into that yellow goo as soon as the goo hits the pan.
- Mix well.
- Add veg, tofu and sauce to noodles and eggs
- Mix very well.
- Put into bowls (or plates if you are into that).
- Throw some peanuts and cilantro on that baby and enjoy.
- Start Part 2
- after you put the veg on to cook.
- It should only take two minutes to make the sauce so once that is done, move on to beating eggs. Wait till the veg is almost done to boil the water.
- If the veg/sauce/tofu combo is ready before the egg/noodle combo, just let simmer on low heat.
I hope you enjoy this dish. The timing is a bit tricky to get down but once you do, you'll be making Pad Thai like a boss! It looks better on the Martha website but I swear this is really good.
PS- water bottle isn't necessary; however, I kinda like it in the photo.