Inspired by the Thai version of pad kra pao, a stir-fry made with holy basil, this recipe makes use of fresh basil almost like a green vegetable. Crispy fried eggs add richness and another layer of flavor to this colorful and aromatic dish.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

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Credit: Brie Passano

Recipe Summary

total:
30 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
8 cups
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • For sauce, in a small bowl combine oyster sauce, soy sauce, fish sauce, and sugar. Cook noodles according to package directions; drain.

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  • In a 12-inch wok or skillet heat 2 Tbsp. of the oil over medium-high. Add ground meat; spread in an even layer. Top with garlic and serrano peppers. Cook, without stirring, 2 minutes or until meat is browned on bottom. Stir to break up meat. Add onion and green beans; cook and stir 1 minute more or until meat is no longer pink. Add bell pepper, 1 cup basil, noodles, and sauce. Cook until basil is wilted and some of the sauce is absorbed, tossing gently. Remove from heat; cover to keep warm.

  • In a 10-inch nonstick skillet heat remaining 2 Tbsp. oil over medium-high. Add eggs; cook, without turning, 4 to 5 minutes or until whites are set, yolks are jammy, and edges are lacy and starting to brown, spooning oil over whites as they cook. Season with black pepper.

  • Serve noodle mixture topped with crispy fried eggs and fried basil leaves.

*Tip

Chile peppers contain oils that can irritate your skin and eyes. Wear plastic or rubber gloves when working with them.

**Fried Basil

To fry basil leaves, in a 6-inch skillet or small saucepan heat 3 Tbsp. vegetable oil over medium. Add fresh basil leaves, a few at a time, and cook 1 to 2 minutes or until light brown and crisp. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels.

Nutrition Facts

517 calories; fat 29g; cholesterol 240mg; saturated fat 8g; carbohydrates 41g; mono fat 10g; poly fat 8g; insoluble fiber 1g; sugars 4g; protein 21g; vitamin a 1416.8IU; vitamin c 31.2mg; thiamin 0.4mg; riboflavin 0.5mg; niacin equivalents 4.1mg; vitamin b6 0.4mg; folate 55.2mcg; vitamin b12 1mcg; sodium 1323mg; potassium 600mg; calcium 76mg; iron 2.2mg.
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