Easy Pad Thai

Food 2013 097

This was a recipe my son and I made together.  He needed to make a recipe from a cookbook for his summer library reading program.    We looked over my cookbook collection (yes, I really have a BIG collection) and he chose a Pad Thai recipe from Pinterest.  Now, he mostly chose this because it sounded close to Padma, a character in Star Wars, and he really does like Pad Thai.  We have not had any pad thai since moving to the Mid-West last year.

This recipe for Super Easy Pad Thai from Key Ingredient.com really was super easy and great for my 10 year-old son to make with me.  Also it is very easy to customize.  My kids do not like bean sprouts or cilantro so I just did not add them and it tasted good.

One thing I learned is that we need to experiment with cooking rice noodles correctly.  I followed the directions on the package but they came out a bit gummy.   The recipe still tasted great and we really liked the flavor of the dish as a whole but I need to remember to rinse them in cold water to stop the cooking process as soon as the noodles come off the stove.


  • 1 package of rice noodles
  • 1 TBSP Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 TBSP Soy Sauce
  • 1 TBSP Fish Sauce
  • 2 TBSP Lime Juice
  • 2 TBSP Canola Oil
  • 2 TBSP Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Peanuts, chopped
  • 1 cup of fresh bean sprouts, if desired
  • 1 cup of cilantro, if desired


  1. Make noodles according to package direction.  Rinse under cold water when finished cooking.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.  Add eggs and scramble until set, about 2 minutes.  Remove eggs from pan and set aside.
  3. In a bowl whisk together soy sauce, fish sauce, lime juice, canola oil and brown sugar until well blended.
  4. Place eggs, noodles and sauce (also bean sprouts) in skillet and return to medium heat.  Stir until well combined and warmed through.
  5. Serve with chopped peanuts and cilantro if desired.

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