Scallion Oil Noodles
Scallion Oil Noodles(cong you mian), an intensely savory and aromatic scallion noodle dish served all over Shanghai. It’s astonishing how much scallion flavor you get in these noodles from the infused scallion oil.
1/3 cup oil
8 ounces scallions (225g, julienned)
3 tablespoons dark soy sauce
3 tablespoons light soy sauce
4 teaspoons sugar
1 pound Chinese white noodles (450g, cooked until al dente)
extra diced green scallion for topping, optional
Step 1: Heat oil in your wok over medium heat, add the scallions, and let them fry slowly. Once they start to turn golden brown, remove the scallions from the oil and set aside. Keep in an air tight container and it is good for a week.
Step 2: Cook noodles according to the instructions on the package. This recipe serves six. Portion out the noodles into bowls, and start with a tablespoon of oil along with some brown scallions. (it really doesn’t take much!). Add soy sauce. You can keep adding a bit more until the saltiness is to your liking. Add some fresh diced green scallion. Toss it all together and dig in.