4 strips of bacon
2 packages ramen (no specific flavor)
red pepper flakes
1 large egg
Requires the following implements: spatula/turner, non-stick pan, medium-sized pot, Large bowl filled with water and ice, strainer or colander
Before beginning the recipe, fill large bowl with cold water. Toss a lot of ice into the bowl. We want the water to cool quickly.
Begin by cutting the strips of bacon into 1/4 inch pieces. Place bacon into non-stick pan and let cook on medium-low heat. We want to let it cook slowly while we wait for the water to boil. Fill a decent-sized pot with water until it’s about 2/3 full. Let it get to a boil. While water is boiling, add pepper to bacon if desired. As the water begins to boil, open the packs of ramen and throw the spice packets into a drawer for later use. Toss the ramen in the boiling water. Let cook for about 3 minutes. You’ll notice the ramen is finished cooking when it gets golden-yellow and the noodles separate. Remove the ice from the bowl of water and ice. Grab the colander and quickly drain the noodles. Immediately after all the water is drained, pour the noodles into the bowl of cold water. Stir the noodles with your hands until they are cold. By now the bacon should be finished cooking. Keep the grease in the pan. It’s going to coat the noodles. Drain the noodles with the strainer from earlier. Once drained, move the noodles to the pan with the bacon. Turn the stove up to medium-high heat. Season noodles and bacon with pepper and salt if desired. Stir and turn regularly. After cooking for a minute or two, pour soy sauce into pan. Continue stirring, mixing everything together. Spice with red pepper flakes. After a couple more minutes on the stove, add more soy sauce if needed. 9. Move noodles to one half of the pan. Take 1 egg and crack it over the side of the pan, and let it fall into the empty half of the pan. Mix egg in pan and let it cook for a minute or two. Cut up the egg and stir in with the rest of the pan’s contents. Continue cooking and turning for 3 or 4 more minutes. Empty into bowl and enjoy.
bacon recipe courtesy of: Kevin, Suffolk, Virginia, for The Official Ramen Homepage, Matthew L Fischer, 1012 Deer Creek Lane, Fort Collins, Colorado