Friday, March 29, 2013

Recipe: Leftover Remake: Pork Fried LoMein

In my house it is rare that we have leftovers, but there are times when I have a ton of leftovers. As was the case last week when we made Pork Steaks for dinner. We accidentally dethawed too many, and of course rather then let them go to waste we cooked them and were left with four pork steaks! So, I created this simple Pork Fried LoMein!

Pork Fried LoMein:

Yield: 14 bowls

Leftover meat, cubed (I used 3 of my leftover Pork Steaks, but you can use whatever you have)
4 Packages of Ramen noodles (won't need the season packet)
2 Cups Chicken broth
2 Cups Beef broth 
1/2 of a 4oz. can of mushrooms chopped (can use fresh, but I always have canned)
2 Large cloves of garlic, minced
1/2 Cup Chives (or scallions, just the greens)
2 1/2 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce 
3 Tbsp. Oil
1 Tsp. Kosher salt
1 Tsp. Soy sauce (for the pork)
2 Tbsp. Soy sauce
1 Tsp. Onion powder
1 Tsp. Powdered ginger
1 Tsp. Sesame oil
3 Eggs, scrambled

In a medium sauce pan place noodles, chicken broth and beef broth over medium heat. Then add the scallions, 1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce and 1 tsp. of kosher salt and cook until the noodles are tender. Should take no more than 10 minutes. Remove from heat and place to the side.

In a large skillet or wok, heat the 3 Tbsp. of oil over medium-high heat. Once the oil is hot add the meat and 1 Tsp. of soy sauce, garlic and mushrooms. Saute until the meat is hot. Remove ingredients from the pan and place to the side. Drain noodles, keeping the scallions, and add to the pan you cooked the pork in. Saute the noodles, then add the onion powder, ginger and 2 Tbsp. Soy sauce, mix thoroughly, then add 1 1/2 Tbsp. of Worcestershire sauce, the meat and bring everything together, then add the sesame oil. Form a well in the middle of the noodles.

Now this part is crucial, allow the eggs to cook a little before you mix them into the noodles, otherwise you won't actually see any egg, but if you want to sneak eggs in then by all means stir everything together. Once you see the eggs begin to cook then integrate everything together. Turn off heat and serve with a little scallions.

And there you have it! A great way to eat up those leftovers! And this way they don't really feel like leftovers. 

So, what do you do with your leftovers?

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  1. Oh my goodness this looks good. I love lo mein, it's one of my faves.
    Kristin @Book Sniffers Anonymous

    1. Thank you Kristin! It was very good! LoMein is one of my faves too! Thanks for stopping by!