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Vegetable Chow Mein

Vegetable Chow Mein

Who needs a take-away when you have this delicious Vegetable Chow Mein recipe? The classic combination of crunchy vegetables, tender noodles and egg works perfectly. Taken from Just For One or Two cookbook.

Vegetable Chow Mein


Cornflour 2 tsp

Soy sauce 1 tbsp

Tomato ketchup 1 tbsp

Vegetable stock 150ml (¼ pint)

Root ginger 2cm (¾in) piece, peeled and finely chopped

Garlic 1 clove, peeled and crushed

Olive oil 2 tsp

Mixed vegetable stir-fry 325g pack

Cooked egg noodles 300g pack

Egg 1

Salt and freshly ground black pepper



Put the cornflour in a small bowl and mix in the soy sauce and ketchup to make a smooth paste. Stir in the stock, ginger and garlic.


Heat 1 teaspoon of the oil in a wok or large frying pan over a medium heat. Add the mixed vegetables and stir-fry for 2 minutes.


Add the noodles to the pan and stir-fry for 1 minute. Mix in the soy mixture and cook for a further 2 minutes until the sauce is boiling and has thickened. Remove from the heat.


Beat the egg with 1 teaspoon of water and a little seasoning. Heat the remaining oil in a small frying pan, pour in the egg and cook, stirring lightly with a fork, until it is browned and set.


Loosen the edges of the omelette and slide it onto a chopping board. Roll it up and cut it into thin slices. Spoon the noodles and vegetables into warmed bowls and top with the omelette strips.

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