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Mushroom chow mein

Mushroom chow mein image
Difficulty Easy
Preparation 15 min
Cooking 20 min


4 people
    • 250   g
    • 1  
    • 150   g
    • 150   g
    • 2  
    • 3  
    • 1   tsp
    • 250   g
    • 2,5   tbsp
  • For the sauce

    • 15   g
    • 1  
    • 1   tbsp
    • 3   tbsp


  1. Get all the ingredients prepped before you start to cook. Slice the mushrooms thickly and place in a bowl. Slice the onion and put on a large plate, then cut the carrots into matchsticks for crunch and shred the leeks and add to the plate in separate piles. Thinly slice the garlic.

  2. Beat the eggs with 1 teaspoon soy sauce and set aside. Cook the egg noodles in boiling salted water for 4 minutes, drain and rinse briefly in cold water.

  3. For the sauce, grate the ginger and garlic for punch and put in a jar (or bowl) with the flour, 3 tablespoons soy sauce and 6 tablespoons of cold water, then shake (or whisk) to blend.

  4. To cook, start by heating ½ tablespoon of oil in a large, deep frying pan or wok. Pour in half the egg mixture and swirl around to make an omelette, cooking it just until set. Flip and cook for a few seconds on the other side then slide out to a board or plate. Repeat to make a second omelette (you probably won’t need any oil this time); set aside.

  5. Heat ½ tablespoon oil in the same pan and fry the mushrooms for 5-6 minutes over a high heat until golden. Add the sliced garlic and fry for 1-2 minutes, then tip back into the bowl.

  6. Add 1 tablespoon oil to the pan and stir-fry the onion for 1 minute on a high heat then add the carrots and cook for 1 minute. Reduce the heat to medium, mix in the leeks and 4 tablespoons water and stir-fry for 3 minutes until the veg have softened, adding a splash more water if needed.

  7. Give the sauce another shake or whisk and pour over the veg, mixing to coat. Add the noodles and the mushrooms to the pan for bulk and mix everything together really well, heating through for 1-2 minutes until piping hot and glossy.

  8. Roll up the omelettes and slice into ribbons. Divide the chow mein between 4 bowls and top with the omelette ribbons to serve.

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Nutrition per serving

Kcal 393
Proteins (g) 16
Fats (g) 10
Fibre (g) 8