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Thai Crunchy Noodles

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  Thin rice noodles 1⁄4 Pound (Rice Sticks)
  Tamarind liquid/Lemon juice 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Bean sauce 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (Also Called Yellow Bean Sauce)
  Canned tomato paste 2 Tablespoon
  Fish sauce/Soy sauce 2 Tablespoon (Nam Pla)
  Onion 1 Small, finely chopped
  Garlic 4 Clove (20 gm), minced or pressed
  Lean boneless pork 1⁄2 Pound, trimmed of fat and cut into 1/8- by 1/2- by 2-inch strips (Butt Or Leg)
  Whole chicken breast 1 Pound, skinned, boned, and cut into 1/8- by 1/2- by 2-inch strips
  Medium shrimp 1⁄2 Pound, shelled and deveined (About 45 Per Pound)

In a wok or 12-inch frying pan, heat 1 inch of oil to 375°F on a deep-frying thermometer.
Drop in about 1/6 of the noodles.
As they puff and expand, push them down into oil; then turn entire mass over when crackling stops.
Cook until all are puffy and no longer crackling, 10 to 15 seconds; remove and drain briefly on paper towels.
Skim and discard any bits of noodles from oil before cooking next batch.
Keep warm in a 200° oven.
If made ahead, let cool, then package airtight and hold at room temperature for up to 1 day.
To reheat, scatter noodles in a 10- by 15-inch rimmed baking pan; place in a 200° oven until hot, about 10 minutes.
In a bowl, stir together tamarind liquid, sugar, bean sauce, tomato paste, and fish sauce; set aside.
Heat 2 tablespoons oil in wok or frying pan over high heat.
Add onion and garlic; stir for 1 minute.
Add pork and stir for 3 more minutes.
Add chicken and shrimp and stir until shrimp turn pink, about 3 minutes.
Stir in sauce mixture; cook, stirring, until sauce boils, thickens, and turns glossy, 3 to 5 minutes.
Remove from heat and let cool for 3 minutes.
Using 2 forks, fold in noodles, about 1/4 at a time, until all are lightly coated with sauce.
Mound noodles on a platter; surround with garnishes.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 2276 Calories from Fat 415

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 47 g71.7%

Saturated Fat 13.5 g67.7%

Trans Fat 0.1 g

Cholesterol 743.9 mg248%

Sodium 7281.6 mg303.4%

Total Carbohydrates 245 g81.7%

Dietary Fiber 9.8 g39.4%

Sugars 128.9 g

Protein 210 g419.1%

Vitamin A 19.6% Vitamin C 55.7%

Calcium 28.9% Iron 71.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Thai Crunchy Noodles Recipe