One of my favorite comfort foods growing up was fried noodles. As a kid, whenever we’d have spaghetti for dinner, I would always hope there would be plenty of left over noodles so that the next day I could ask my mom to make them for me for breakfast (real healthy, I know). It didn’t even occur to me that this wasn’t a common thing to do until a recent discussion with a friend who seemed very suprised by the idea.
Now, I’m (theoretically) an adult, and as such, it’s time to give this dish my own healthy spin. This is a great, quick meal or side for any time of day, and all it requires is some leftovers and general things you should have sitting in your pantry/on your counter.
Here’s what you’ll need:
Leftover Noodles (any variety)
0-Calorie Cooking Spray (my go-to of late is the coconut oil variety, but there are so many options now-a-days, so you pick your favorite)
Whatever Seasonings Peak Your Fancy (most recently, I went with onion powder, garlic, and a little bit of red pepper flakes)
1) Place a pan over medium to medium-high heat on the stove and spray it down with your Cooking Spray.
2) Throw your Noodles in the pan, and then spray them with the Cooking Spray until they are adequetly coated.
3) Mix in your Seasonings so that the Noodles are coated to your liking.
4) Stirring the noodles occasionally, let them get as crispy as you want. It’s really up to you when you take them off the heat, as the longer you leave them on, the crispier they will get.
So you can jazz this up even more if you want by adding sauces or veggies or what-have-you. This is just the bare bones recipe, though it’s also my favorite way to eat them. However, if you plan to make a full meal out of it, I totally say amp it up! Sky’s the limit! This can also be as big or small a recipe as you want. I’m aware that this may be pushing the boundaries of “healthy” eating, but hey, we can’t be perfect all the time and this is a great way to feel like you’re cheating without really cheating, you know what I mean?