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Noodles always saves the day especially if you are rushing out in the morning or coming in late at night with little or no strength to cook a meal. Noodles are often associated with the laziness to prepare a proper meal in this part of the world. Well, while that is not entirely correct, there is some element of truth in it because noodles are often seen as fast food.
Yet, it comes in handy when you have run out of ideas on what to cook or if you prefer a lighter and less complicated meal to cook. However, if not cooked properly you can easily get tired of eating it. It can pass for a quick snack and this is for those who are heavy eaters. In any case, noodles have won the hearts of almost all Nigerians and that’s why we keep coming up with creative ways to cook it and kill the bland taste. So, here are 5 different and creative ways to cook your noodles.
Everyone has their favourite noodles, mine is Indomie Noodles Onion Flavour. There is just something about the taste which I cannot explain. However, it does not matter if you love Indomie Noodles Chicken flavour or Chikki noodles or any other type of noodles because they are all cooked the same way.
1. Traditional Way:
I call this the traditional way because this is how the inventors of noodles might have wanted us to cook it when in a hurry. You do not need any ceremony to cook the noodles in this way, and you do not need a lot of extra ingredients apart from groundnut oil and dried pepper( optional, except you love peppery food). Just boil your water and pour your noodles together with the spice and two drops of groundnut oil. Once it is ready, you can eat it with an egg, either boiled or fried.
2. Jollof Noodles:
I call this jollof noodles because it is cooked exactly the same way you would cook jollof rice. Slice tomatoes and pepper and some onions, add it to the pot of boiling water and after about a minute, pour the noodles, let it simmer, add a drop of groundnut oil to prevent it from sticking together and pour the spice. You could also eat this with a boiled egg or a fried egg.
3. Garnished Noodles:
I call this garnished noodle because it comes with a lot of garnishments, such as carrots, peas, sausages and even chicken. Cut the chicken into cube sizes, you can use chicken breast to get the desired result. Also, cut your carrots into cubes and add some slices of fresh pepper and tomatoes and sausages. This makes for an interesting meal. And if you feel like it, you can have some grilled chicken or fried sausage by the side.
4. Fried Noodles:
This is also very delicious and is like the jollof noodles but with some variations. Slice the tomatoes and pepper and onions. Parboil the noodles for 5 seconds in a boiling pot of hot water Drain the water and put the noodles in a sieve. Then pour some ground oil and once it heats up, add the onions, then the tomatoes and pepper. Allow it to cook for a minute or two depending on if you like the fresh taste of tomatoes or not, then pour the noodles and its spice, stir it and allow it to simmer.
5. Fried Noodles with eggs:
This is similar to fried noodles and it is cooked the same way. Slice the tomatoes and pepper and onions. Parboil the noodles for 5 seconds in a boiling pot of hot water Drain the water and put the noodles in a sieve. Then pour some ground oil and once it heats up, add the onions, then the tomatoes and pepper. Allow it to cook for a minute or two depending on if you like the fresh taste of tomatoes or not, then pour the noodles and its spice, and break an egg or two stir it and allow it to simmer.
You can eat your noodles with egg, chicken, sausage, fish, bread or rice.
What type of noodles will you be cooking today?
Did you know?
The origin of noodles is Chinese. Noodles are unleavened dough which is stretched, extruded, or rolled flat and cut into different shapes which is usually made as long, thin strips, or waves, helices, tubes, strings, or shells, or folded over, or cut into other shapes. Noodles are usually cooked in boiling water, sometimes with cooking oil or salt added.