Ramen noodles

Ramen noodles are indeed a great thing and there are many variations (Ramen noodle salad, ramen noodles with bacon, ramen noodle chilli beef soup, etc - the list is almost endless. You can find more ramen noodle recipes by searching for "ramen" or looking on www.cooks.com). I thought it may be useful to add a recipe to make plain ramen noodles from scratch so that you can use it for the basis of whatever dish takes your fancy.

Ingredients
  • 2 cups of flour
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 tablespoon of water
  • oil for frying (olive oil is not a good idea)

    Instructions
    Combine the flour and salt in a large mixing bowl. Make a well in the center and break the eggs into it. Then, add the water. Mix it all together until it becomes pasta dough (all the ingredients should be well mixed). Leave the dough to air for 15-30 minutes and then roll it through your pasta machine (using an angel hair attachment). Heap your pasta onto a plate and allow it to dry for a couple of hours.

    Once dry, deep fry your pasta for around 6 minutes, turning once half-way through. Take it out and let it cool before boiling in salted water until they're tender. If you boil them for too long they'll go "rubbery" so keep checking them. And that's it! Simple.