College-Style Garlic Noodles
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Super simple and super delicious garlic noodles.
Serves: 2 servings
  • 2 packages instant ramen noodles
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 6 scallions, thinly sliced, plus more for garnish
  • 4 cloves garlic, finely minced or grated on a microplane
  • 1 1-inch knob ginger, finely minced or grated on a microplane
  • 1 jalapeño, finely minced
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • red pepper flakes or chili oil, for garnish
  • sesame seeds, for garnish
  1. Cook your noodles according to package directions. Drain and place back in your pot. Drizzle with a little oil or place about a teaspoon of butter into the pot with the noodles and toss - this is to keep the noodles from sticking together while you finish your sauce.
  2. Place 3 tablespoons of butter in a small sauce pan over medium heat. When melted, add in your scallions, garlic, ginger, and jalapeño and stir until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add in your sugar, soy sauce, and hoisin sauce. Stir to combine, and cook for 2-3 minutes, until the sugar is dissolved. Pour the sauce over the noodles and toss to combine. Garnish with extra scallions, red pepper flakes, and/or sesame seeds. Serve hot, or with a fried egg on top, if you're feeling fancy.
Recipe by The Crepes of Wrath at