Pad Thai (Fried Noodles With Shrimp)

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins

I love Thai food and Pad Thai is one of my favorite dishes. It is easy to make and very tasty. Anytime I run across a recipe for Pad Thai I add it to my cookbook in search of the perfect recipe. This is a pretty good contender.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 12 lbs large raw shrimp, uncooked
  • 1 (8 ounce) package Thai rice noodles
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 14 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 2 tablespoons asian chili-garlic sauce
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 2 -3 tablespoons chopped peanuts
  • 14 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • lime wedge


  1. Peel and devein shrimp, set aside.
  2. Cook noodles in boiling water 3 to 4 minutes; drain.
  3. Saute minced garlic cloves in hot vegetable oil in large nonstick skillet over medium heat for about 2 inutes.
  4. Add shrimp and cook for another 2 minutes or just until shrimp turns pink.
  5. Add beaten egg to shrimp mixture in skillet.
  6. Cook shrimp mixture over medium heat, without stirring, until egg begins to set.
  7. Stir until cooked, breaking up egg.
  8. Add sugar, fish sauce, and garlic-chili sauce, stirring until blended.
  9. Add noodles and cook 1 minute or until thoroughy heated.
  10. Sprinkle with the onions, peanuts and cilantro.
  11. Serve with lime wedges for each diner to squeeze lime juice over top.
Most Helpful

I doubled the recipe and there still wasn't enough sauce for 1 package of noodles. It was also too spicy. I'm still on the lookout for a really good Pad Thai recipe.

Shasha April 06, 2003

I love Pad Thai and although I've tried to make it myself (without a recipe), THIS TIME WAS GREAT! I only followed steps 5 - 11 without shrimp and used rice noodles and it was OUTSTANDING! I'll never BUY Pad Thai again! THANKS!

Aimlesschef January 14, 2008

I quite liked this. Most pad thai recipes have ingredient lists a mile long, requiring some pre-planning at the grocery. This one is nice and simple, quick and easy, has a very nice flavour. Made a great side dish. I did cut back on the chili sauce because i know the brand i use is just wicked hot (used 2 tsp instead of tbsp, and the dish was just a little hot - suitable for whole family). Also used half the oil (or less) with no negative effects. There is no "sauce" to speak of - just tasty spiced-up noodles. Mmm.

incdeb November 24, 2006