Mommy's Kitchen - Recipes From my Texas Kitchen: Easy Pork Lo mein & a Bad Head Cold.


Friday, April 9, 2010

Easy Pork Lo mein & a Bad Head Cold.

Hi everyone, I wanted to pop on the computer really quick to get this recipe typed up. I have only added one recipe since Sunday, so I felt like I needed to get something posted. I am a bit under the weather fighting a horrible head cold, but believe it or not I'm still in the mood to throw a batch of granola in the oven and start on some zucchini muffins.

I don't know what is wrong with me, sometimes I think I am off my rocker. I really need to be resting instead of baking but oh well for some reason I just cant seem to shake this baking bug. At least I will have some happy campers in my house.

Today I'm bringing you a quick and easy recipe for Pork Lo mein. Someone on Face book was asking me when I was going to post this recipe so I apologize for taking so long. I am so backed up with recipes to get posted that it is so hard to pick and choose which ones to get up first.

I will eventually get to them all. Some days I think there just isn't enough hours in the day to get everything accomplished.

I found this recipe in the March edition of Woman's Day Magazine. It looked really easy and pretty tasty all at the same time. This recipe utilizes Ramen noodles and most people either like them or hate them.

My kids love Ramen Noodles so we always have a couple packages in the house. I like them because they are really cheap and can be used to whip a quick meal such as this one. I did add a few changes to the original recipe, but it wasn't anything major. I just changed up the measurements a bit and added a couple additional ingredients to adjust the recipe more to my liking. 

I also think that you could use beef or chicken in place of the pork so this is a pretty versatile recipe that will please most anyone. I hope you enjoy the recipe. I am off to add a batch of granola to the oven so I hope everyone has a great Friday and a wonderful weekend. My next post will be for Pot luck Sunday.

I did mine a bit backwards and ended up sauteing the meat first. To start bring 6 cups water to a boil on stove top or in microwave. Add ramen noodles (reserve flavoring packets). Let stand 5 minutes or until tender; drain. Meanwhile, heat 1 tsp of the oil in a large nonstick skillet. Add onion and cook, stirring often, 5 minutes or until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute or until fragrant. Add vegetables; stir-fry 3 minutes or until crisp-tender. Remove to a bowl.

Stir 1 cup water, the seasoning packets and the cornstarch in skillet until blended; bring to a simmer, stirring. Cook 1 minute or until slightly thickened. Add noodles; toss to coat. I would add the noodles slowly in case you don't want to use all of them.


Add vegetables and pork; toss to mix and coat. Cook over low heat, tossing, until warmed through. I served Egg rolls the the Lo mien.


Easy Pork Lo mein

2 - packages (3 oz each) Oriental-flavor ramen noodle soup
2 - tsp oil
1 - tsp sesame oil
1 small onion, sliced
2- cloves garlic, minced
1 bag (1 lb) frozen stir-fry vegetables, thawed
1 - 8 oz can sliced water chestnuts, drained
12 oz pork cutlets or boneless thin-cut pork chops, cut in strips
1 - tablespoon cornstarch
3 - tablespoons hoison sauce
Garnish: sliced scallions

Bring 6 cups water to a boil on stove top or in microwave. Add ramen noodles (reserve flavoring packets). Let stand 5 minutes or until tender; drain. Meanwhile, heat 1 tsp of the oil in a large nonstick skillet add sesame oil as well.

Add onion and cook, stirring often, 5 minutes or until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute or until fragrant. Add vegetables; stir-fry 3 minutes or until crisp-tender. Remove to a bowl. Heat remaining oil in same skillet.

Add pork (in 2 batches if necessary). Stir-fry 2 minutes or until browned and cooked through. Remove to bowl with vegetables. Stir 1 cup water, the seasoning packets and the cornstarch in skillet until blended; bring to a simmer, stirring. Cook 1 minute or until slightly thickened. Add noodles; toss to coat.
I added the noodles slowly because you may not wan
t to use all of the noodles. Add vegetables and pork; toss to mix and coat. Cook over low heat, tossing, until warmed through.Recipe adapted from: Woman's Day


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12 comments:

Colleen/And Baby Makes Five said... #

This sounds so good, Tina! And easy too. How fun for a Take-Out/Game Night...

I hope you start feeling better soon! We've been hit hard with sickness too this week. So not fun.

I chuckled when I read you're baking like crazy anyway. I do that too!

A new comfort food recipe is calling (Chicken Stuffed Shells) and I hope to get some baking in this afternoon too.

Rest up if you can, my friend!

vfiti said... #

i always make this, i always think its so "cheap" of me to use ramen noodles, instead of using real lo mein noodles from the asian store, but its something i always have on hand:) glad to know other people use ramen too.

CrystalsCozyKitchen said... #

I hope you feel better soon! I personally think cooking is relaxing and do it when I'm sick as well (partly because it gets boring to just rest all day.)

Lynn said... #

I hope you feel better soon. This looks great!

Meal Makeover Mom Janice said... #

Hope your head cold gets better! I've lost my voice and am stuffed up as well. Allergies maybe? Or maybe flying to Fargo, ND to give two lectures - 2 1/2 hours total with 15 minutes in between! I'm resting my voice today before another talk at a health fair in the morning! Love the sound of the pork recipe. Great use for those ramen noodles!

Catherine said... #

Sounds great! Woman's Day has some great recipes. I will try this soon!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Leslie said... #

I think you are off your rocker! Get some rest woman!

Jamie Cooks It Up! said... #

Looks great, Tina! I have to agree...there just aren't enough hours in the day. I need more hours, or my body needs to be able to run on less sleep. I don't see either one happening any time soon! Bummer. Hope you get some rest this weekend!

Laurie said... #

I hope you are feeling better! I made your Hidden Valley Sausage Stars and they were a hit at work! I plan to make them again at my sister's graduation party! Thanks for ALWAYS posting simple but good recipes!

FabulousTerrah said... #

Mmmm, I always order this but have never tried it at home. You make it sound so easy. You, my dear, have inspired me! Hope you're rested up and feeling better. Much love from Texas ~ Terrah

Sherry said... #

sounds yummy, hope u feel better soon!

Siggy Spice said... #

Hope you are feeling better Tina :)
My hubby and I were hit HARD with the crazy pollen this year, I swear we thought we had a flu.
I am excited to try this recipe, it looks super simple and yummy!