Instant noodles, Ramen noodles, super noodles: Whatever you wish to call them, here’s how to improve the student staple.
You can pick up packs of instant noodles for pennies and they made for a truly budget busting (if not the most healthy) meal.
These tips, hacks and recipes show how to take super noodles to the next level…
Ramen Noodle Carbonara
Posh up instant noodles with an Italian twist (that would probably cause real Italians to faint, tbh). Recipe here
Egg Fried Noodles
Cook noodles as normal then transfer to a heated wok or frying pan. Stir fry for a minute then add in one beaten egg. Stir fry until the egg is fully cooked (about 1-2 minutes)
Ditch the ready made season packets with your noodles for your own mix of herbs and spices. For a nice Cajun mix, add in 1/2 tsp of both soy sauce and cider vinegar and a little cayenne pepper .
Cook in stock
Add a little extra flavour by cooking noodles in stock rather than plain boiling water. Simply add a stock cube to the water before adding the noodles.
Instant noodle Shepard’s pie
Use noodles to make a Shepard’s pie. Yes, it can be done. Here’s the recipe
Instant noodles on toast
Aka the Instant Noodle toastie. Cook your noodles, layer onto a slice of toast with grated cheese and ham, grill until the cheese has melted.
Combine your cooked noodles with fresh or fried veg, such as peppers, onions and corn, for a still near-instant snack.
Just bung a bit of cooked meat into the whole thing or cook and crumble in some bacon.
Super noodle pizza
You can turn instant noodles into a pizza using THIS recipe.
Chocolate fudge noodles
Hear us out here! Mix dry and uncooked crunched up noodles into melted chocolate, condensed milk and butter. Place in the fridge until set!