Pan Fried Noodles

Pan Fried Noodle Recipe

 The Spruce

  • Total: 17 mins
  • Prep: 7 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yield: 1 pound noodles (2 servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
973 Calories
40g Fat
132g Carbs
18g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1 pound noodles (2 servings)
Amount per serving
Calories 973
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 40g 52%
Saturated Fat 4g 21%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 2400mg 104%
Total Carbohydrate 132g 48%
Dietary Fiber 6g 22%
Protein 18g
Calcium 39mg 3%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This recipe goes by several different names, including "both sides browned" and "twice browned" noodles. In all cases, the boiled noodles are cooked to golden on one side, then turned over and cooked on the other side. If desired, the noodles can be placed in a cake pan before frying so that it forms a more attractive shape, but this isn't necessary. After frying, the noodles should be crispy on the outside, but still tender on the inside.


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  • 1 pound fresh noodles (or dried egg noodles)
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 3 tablespoons peanut oil (or vegetable oil; or as needed)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

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  2. In a large saucepan, add enough water to cover the noodles and bring to a boil. Add the noodles, stirring to separate. Cook until the noodles are al dente—tender, but still firm.

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  3. Drain thoroughly. Rinse with cold water, drain again, and toss with the sesame oil.

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  4. In a heavy frying pan or a wok, heat the 3 tablespoons of peanut oil over medium-high to high heat. Add the noodles. Quickly spread them out to the edges of the pan and let them cook without stirring until they are browned on the bottom. This will take about 5 to 8 minutes.

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  5. Flip over and brown the other side.

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  6. Remove from the wok and plate.

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  7. Keep warm while preparing other ingredients for your meal.