When there is a choice - noodles or pancakes; why pick just one? Introducing, Noodlecakes! I know that sounded like a pitch for an advertisement on telly or *inserts deep male voice* the opening line of a new blockbuster trailer. But it is neither! It is merely a compromise we reached one afternoon when one of my offsprings wanted noodles for a snack and the other wanted pancakes. Although I do have a feeling, the one craving noodles won this round!
Cook noodles, drain them, mix them with some crunchy veggies cut in strips, add flour and eggs and seasoning. Pan fry. Voila!! Nothing to it but a quick, healthy and fun afternoon snack. Rivs was very excited to hand model for this recipe both in the dying light the night I made this and the following morning before breakfast. He was professional, patient and a sheer delight to work with. If anyone wants to work with a new and upcoming hand model, you know where to find him! He even eats the subject after so there is no clean up required.
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- 1 medium carrot, peeled and julienned
- 4 snow peas, trimmed and julienned
- 1 spring onion, trimmed and thinly sliced
- 1 packet instant noodles, cooked and drained
- 1 teaspoon ginger paste
- 3/4 cup self-raising flour
- 1/4 cup polenta
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- salt and pepper to taste
- oil for frying
- Place flour, polenta, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Add the carrots, snow peas and spring onions. Toss to mix well. Add the cooked noodles, ginger paste, egg and water. Mix to get a stiff and sticky loose-dough like mixture.
- Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat. Using a large spoon or your fingers, scoop the noodle mixture onto the pan in rough 8 centimeter flat circular shapes.
- Cook for a minute or two before gently flipping over and cooking the other side. Each side needs to be cooked for at least 2 to 3 minutes until golden and crunchy on the outside and cooked through the middle.
- Repeat with the remaining noodle mixture. Serve warm with ketchup or soy sauce. Alternatively, wrap in paper towel and pack for lunch.
What a fun and deliciously healthy recipe! I can't wait to make this for my kids (and for me!)
This is the first time I ever see something like this. It looks absolutely delicious & I can't wait to have all the ingredients to make them!! My mouth is watering...lol!! Thanks for my new recipe,
Good ldea, my kids would love them. l wouldn't call them healthy thought. Mostly all refined wheat.
My daughter is going to LOVE these. Pinned to a Cooking Light board under Fun Foods. 🙂
What a great idea! I love it 🙂 my kids would polish these off very quickly.
This is such a fun and cleaver idea! I have sent this to my friend who is looking for ways to sneak veggies to her 3 year old!
Such a fun recipe! Love the style of photos here...
What a fun idea Sneh!!! I love the way you think. I know my stepsons would enjoy these!
what a fab idea! I love noodles and never thought about how great it would be handheld. And it looks so good. Love it.
A model who eats the props is always a good thing - no cleanup required! I have a 5 year old who's kinda the same 🙂
How very creative...and certainly delicious! Thank you for inspiring me to think outside the noodle box!
Gorgeous story, nifty idea and definitely a foodie model in the making 🙂 !
Fascinating! I thought you were going to give us a kind of noodle kugel, but instead it's asian inspired. Love it!
This is a very innovative way to solve a problem. Great hand model.
You're a genius! I can't wait to try this. And your hand models are adorable. 🙂
oh this is a yum idea !
The instant noodles is the best part. Budget friendly. This looks delicious!
What a fun snack idea! They sound totally delicious.
haha! Such a cute idea! All sorts of variations floating in my head - yum 🙂
What a great idea, these looks like a scrumptious snack! Great hand modeling too!
A great idea! Surely really scrumptious. I'd have mine with soy sauce and sweet chili sauce...