Crispy fried noodle chips are found in soups and other dishes at restaurants. If you are craving for them at home, know that you can make them by following some simple steps. The best thing about these chips is that they are not only addictive but can also be used as topping in several types of soups and other recipes.
How to Make Noodle Chips?
The fried noodle chips that you see in restaurants go through several processes to achieve that famous crunch and taste. It is not as simple as boiling and then deep-frying the noodles. Making fried noodle chips require a specific method, which as a result makes them golden, crunchy, and brown.
Select Your Noodles
The first step of the process requires selecting your favorite noodles. Since noodles come in a wide variety, you need to choose between your favorite egg or Hakka noodles. Plus, if this is your first time making fried noodle chips, you should not be opting for thicker noodles such as Udon or rice.
Boil The Noodles
Begin boiling the noodles in salted water along with a teaspoon of oil. You should be boiling them until they are still a bit firm when you bite into them. Moreover, you should also follow the cooking time mentioned in the packet. As a general rule of thumb, you can subtract 30 seconds from that cooking time to avoid turning them soft. Since you cannot cook again once they are deep-fried, you have to be careful with the cooking time.
Drain The Noodles
Fried noodle chips take around 2 to 3 minutes to cook. Once you are done cooking, wash them with cold water after draining them in a colander. You need to be careful here as you cannot leave them in the boiling water for long as they will continue to cook. Therefore, transfer them into a colander as soon as they are cooked and wash with cold water so that all the additional starch and salts are removed and prevented from sticking.
Dry Them On A Sheet
Before shifting the noodles on a sheet and drying them, you need to ensure that they are properly drained. Then, use a sheet and spread the noodles, allowing them to dry for about 30 minutes. This is done to remove excess moisture and fry evenly.
Now that you have dried the noodles properly, toss some cornflour on top. It helps remove excess moisture and also prevents the noodles from sticking together. The addition of starch also makes the noodles extra crispy once they are deep-fried.
Deep Fry The Noodles
It is now time to deep fry the noodles. Pour some oil into a frying pan and heat the oil until it starts to shimmer. If you do not know what that is, insert a chopstick into the pan and notice if the oil starts to shimmer around the edges. If that is the case, the oil is ready. Plus, make sure that you set it on medium-high heat. Then, slowly add noodles to the oil.
Make sure that you do not pour all of them at once. Instead, pour them one by one and spread them evenly. Continue frying them for around 3-4 mins until they turn deep golden brown. Once you are done, use tissue paper to take them out, which removes excess oil as well.
Then allow them to cool down before storing them inside a container immediately. You can store them in an airtight container for 10 days.
As you can see, making fried noodle chips was not that difficult after all. This is the same recipe used at restaurants to make fried noodle chips. So, you wouldn’t have a problem making a perfect batch of these chips even if it is your first time. The only thing you need to do now is decide where you are going to use them.