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                                PAD THAI (1)
 
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 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Thai
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
      1/2   lb           Thai flat rice noodles
                         - (bahn pho), OR rice sticks
                         Oil -- for deep-frying
      1/2   lb           Fresh firm bean curd
                         - cut into tiny cubes
      1/4   c            Peanut oil
      1/2   tb           Garlic, chopped
      1/2   c            Chicken breast meat
                         -- (very thinly sliced)
      1/4   lb           Shrimp, peeled
                         - cut in half the long way
    2                    Eggs -- beaten
    1       tb           Dried shrimp powder
      1/4   ts           Freshly ground black pepper
    3       tb           Finely chopped peanuts
                         - (dry-roasted salted type)
    2       tb           Lime juice, freshly squeezed
    1       tb           Sugar
    6       tb           Thai fish sauce
      1/4   c            Tamarind sauce
    2       ts           Red chili paste with garlic
    2       c            Fresh bean sprouts
    2                    Limes -- quartered
      1/3   c            Fresh coriander leaves
    3                    Chopped scallions
    4       tb           Finely chopped peanuts
                         - (dry-roasted type)
 
   Soak the noodles in ample warm water until supple, about 15 minutes, drain
   and set aside.  Place the noodles in boiling water and cook just until the
   water returns to the boil.  Drain again.
   
   Heat the oil for deep-frying to 375 degrees and deep-fry the cut bean curd.
   Be sure the pat the bean curd dry on a paper towel first so that it will
   not spatter fat on you.  Drain the bean curd and set aside.
   
   Heat a large wok and add the peanut oil, garlic, and chicken.  Chow for a
   few minues and then add the shrimp, drained noodles, beaten eggs, and
   deep-fried bean curd.  Toss well and chow for 3 to 4 minutes over
   medium-high heat.  Add the remaining ingredients, except the garnishes, and
   chow or stir for a few more minutes until the noodles are hot and tender.
   
   Place on a serving platter with the garnishes, which are an integral part
   of the dish.
   
   Source: Frugal Gourmet on Our Immigrant Ancestors
   
   From: stigle@cs.unca.edu (Sue Stigleman)
  
 
 
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