I would truly like to say that I came up with this idea of Ramen Noodle latkes – in fact, I was SO excited when I thought I did! After all, crispy noodles are pretty glorious.
After a quick search, I was sorely dissapointed. ha! It turns out there are a number of them. I’m still sharing mine because they came out pretty dang good, and they’re also different than I’ve seen. I added more ingredients, but you can add what you like.
Ramen noodles are everywhere, including a Kosher supermarket online. Be creative in your fillings. I used Asian flavorings, but I am sure you can even make this sweet (like a traditional noodle kugel with cinnamon) and it would be divine for a dessert latke.
- 6 ounce Ramen noodles, cooked without flavor packet
- 2 Tablespoons toasted sesame oil
- 1-2 Tablespoons of safflower oil, as needed to fry up latkes
- 1/4 cup chopped scallions, green part only
- 1 pinch of kosher salt
- 1 Tablespoon cilantro, chopped
- 1/4 cup carrots, julienned
- 1 Teaspoon garlic, minced
- 1 Teaspoon ginger, minced
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1 Tablespoon whole wheat flour
- 1 Tablespoon soy sauce
- Bring a pot of water to a boil and cook the ramen noodles until tender, approximately 3 minutes.
- Drain the noodles, and do NOT rinse with water. Allow them to sit in the colander and then roughly chop them with a knife or kitchen shears. Toss them with the sesame oil.
- Next, combine all the ingredients - except for the soy sauce and allow to sit in fridge for about 10 minutes.
- Heat your oil in a frying pan and when it bubbles around the sides of a wooden spoon, you're ready to start frying your latkes.
- Squish a mound of the ramen latkes together in the palm of your hand and carefully drop into the hot oil. Allow the edges to turn light brown, and then press a flat, flexible spatula down on the noodles. Carefully shimmy the latke onto the spatula and flip to the other side. Allow it to cook another 3 minutes and drain on paper towels. Sprinkle each latke with soy sauce as it comes out, and drain them on a wire rack.
- Serve immediately, or heat in a 300F oven until warmed through.