Bacon and Egg Lo Mein
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Bacon and Egg Lo Mein

Course Main Dish
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Marissa @ omgfood

Ingredients

  • 6-7 slices of bacon chopped*
  • 1 medium sweet onion chopped
  • 2-3 carrots sliced diagonally
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 3 scallions finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon extra light olive oil or bacon grease
  • 2 eggs
  • 8 ounces lo mein egg noodles*
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/2 tablespoon mirin
  • 1 tablespoon water

Instructions

  • Line a plate with some paper towels and set aside (keep it near the stove).
  • Add soy sauce, mirin, and water to a small bowl and mix to combine. Set aside.
  • Pre-heat wok over medium-high heat.
  • Add bacon and cook until crisp and the fat has rendered; about ten minutes. Be sure to stir throughout to ensure even cooking.
  • Using a slotted spoon, move the cooked bacon to the towel-lined plate and set aside.
  • Remove all, but two tablespoons of bacon grease from the wok (I recommend straining the extra grease and storing it in the fridge to use as a cooking fat!)
  • Add onions and carrots and cook until the carrots have softened; about ten minutes.
  • Add garlic and saute until fragrant; about one minute.
  • Push the veggies to one side of the wok. Add one teaspoon light olive oil or more bacon grease to the empty side and add eggs. Let cook, untouched, for about ten seconds, then scramble with a wooden spoon until they have mostly cooked; about one minute.
  • Mix eggs with the veggies until well incorporated.
  • Add the egg noodles, cooked bacon, sauce mixture, and most of the scallions (leave some for garnish when serving).
  • Toss to combine.
  • Now, you eat!

Notes

1. For easy chopping, place the bacon in the freezer for about 15 minutes. That will allow it to firm up a bit, which means way less slippery chopping for you! Safety and frustration-free!
2. I purchase my lo mein egg noodles already cooked, but if you can't find them, cook according to package directions, drain, and set aside until ready to add to the wok.