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                              PAD THAI VMXV03A
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 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Pasta
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    8       oz           Rice Vermicelli
    3       tb           Oil
    3       ea           Garlic cloves, minced
      1/4   c            Dried Shrimp
      1/4   c            Fish sauce
      1/4   c            Sugar
    2       tb           Tamarind juic (Lemon or lime
    1       x            -may be substituted)
    1       tb           Paprika
      1/2   c            Fried tofu
    2       tb           Dried, unsalted turnip,
    1       x            -cut into small pieces
    1       ea           Egg, beaten
      1/4   c            Chives, cut in 1 in lgths
      1/4   c            Ground roasted peanuts
    1       c            Bean sprouts
    1       x            GARNISH:
      1/2   c            Bean sprouts
      1/2   c            Chopped chives
      1/2   ea           Lime, cut in wedges
   Soak noodles in cold water for 2 hours, until soft. Drain and set
   aside.Heat a large skillet until hot, then add oil. Add the garlic and
   dried shrimp and stirfry. Add the noodles and stirfry until translucent. It
   may be necessary to reduce the heat if the mixture is cooking too quickly
   and the noodles stick.Add fish sauce, sugar, tamarind juice and paprika.
   Stirfry mixture until combined. Stir in the tofu, turnip and egg. Turn the
   heat to high and cook until the egg sets, stirring gently. Thoroughly
   combine the mixture and continue cooking over medium-high heat for about 2
   minutes, until most of the liquid is reduced.Mix in the chives, peanuts and
   Place on a serving dish, arrange the garnishes attractively and serve.
   Makes four servings.Note: To make fried tofu, chop tofu into 1/2 inch
   squares and fry in oil on both sides until golden brown.From Thailand the
   Beautiful Cookbook, as printed in the Phila. Inquirer, 8/19/92.
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