Classic Pad Thai Recipe

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  1. Prepare the noodles according to package directions; drain.
  2. Combine vinegar and 1 tablespoon sugar, stirring until sugar dissolves. Add banana pepper; set aside.
  3. Place tofu on several layers of heavy-duty paper towels; cover with additional paper towels. Let stand 20 minutes, pressing down occasionally.
  4. Combine remaining 1 teaspoon sugar, lime juice, and next 3 ingredients (through fish sauce). Combine eggs and salt, stirring well.
  5. Heat a large wok over high heat. Add 1 1/2 tablespoons oil; swirl to coat. Add garlic; stir-fry 15 seconds. Add chicken; stir-fry for 2 minutes or until browned. Add pressed tofu; cook for 1 minute on each side or until browned. Pour in egg mixture; cook 45 seconds or until egg begins to set around chicken and tofu. Remove from pan; cut into large pieces.
  6. Add remaining 1 1/2 tablespoons oil to wok; swirl to coat. Add 2 cups bean sprouts, green onions, and dried shrimp; stir-fry 1 minute. Add noodles and soy sauce mixture; stir-fry for 2 minutes, tossing until noodles are lightly browned. Add reserved egg mixture; toss to combine. Arrange remaining 2 cups bean sprouts on a platter; top with noodle mixture. Sprinkle with peanuts and cilantro. Serve with vinegar mixture.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 1813.71 Kcal (7594 kJ)
Calories from fat 829.03 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 92.11g 142%
Cholesterol 411.63mg 137%
Sodium 2932.13mg 122%
Potassium 1397.56mg 30%
Total Carbs 203.81g 68%
Sugars 31.56g 126%
Dietary Fiber 16.48g 66%
Protein 52.32g 105%
Vitamin C 81.2mg 135%
Iron 11.9mg 66%
Calcium 371.8mg 37%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 166.2 Kcal (696 kJ)
Calories from fat 75.97 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8.44g 142%
Cholesterol 37.72mg 137%
Sodium 268.68mg 122%
Potassium 128.06mg 30%
Total Carbs 18.68g 68%
Sugars 2.89g 126%
Dietary Fiber 1.51g 66%
Protein 4.79g 105%
Vitamin C 7.4mg 135%
Iron 1.1mg 66%
Calcium 34.1mg 37%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 43.2
  • 49

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Total Fat

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