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Mastering Mauritian Fried Noodles: Mine Frite au Poulet

Every cuisine has a dish that embraces its rich cultural diversity and bursts with a unique blend of flavors on your palate. In Mauritius, that iconic dish is undoubtedly Mine Frite au Poulet or Mauritian Fried Noodles with Chicken.

The Origins of Mine Frite au Poulet

Mauritian cuisine, a melting pot of several culinary traditions, is well-represented by the delicious Mine Frite au Poulet. This noodle dish, a testament to the Chinese influence on Mauritian cuisine, is ubiquitous at street food stalls, family gatherings, and local restaurants across the island.

Recipe for Mauritian Fried Noodles with Chicken

Experience the vibrant flavors of Mauritian cuisine with this easy-to-follow recipe. With just a handful of ingredients and a bit of time, you'll have a mouthwatering dish that's sure to impress.

Ingredients

  • 400 grams of fresh egg noodles

  • 300 grams of chicken breasts, thinly sliced

  • 2 medium carrots, julienned

  • 2 medium onions, thinly sliced

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 medium bell pepper, julienned

  • 2 large eggs

  • 4 tablespoons of soy sauce

  • 2 tablespoons of oyster sauce

  • 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil

  • Salt and pepper to taste

Procedure

  1. Prepare the Ingredients: Start by prepping all your vegetables and chicken. This step ensures you have everything ready when it's time to fire up the wok.

  2. Cook the Noodles: Boil the fresh egg noodles as per the instructions on the packet. Rinse in cold water to stop the cooking process and set aside.

  3. Stir-fry the Chicken: Heat a tablespoon of oil in a wok or large frying pan. Add the sliced chicken and stir-fry until cooked through. Remove the chicken from the pan and set aside.

  4. Stir-fry the Vegetables: Add the remaining oil to the pan, then add the onions, carrots, bell pepper, and garlic. Stir-fry until the vegetables are tender-crisp.

  5. Add the Noodles and Sauces: Return the chicken to the pan with the vegetables. Add the cooked noodles, soy sauce, and oyster sauce. Stir everything together, ensuring the noodles and ingredients are well-coated with the sauce.

  6. Scramble the Eggs: Push the noodle mixture to one side of the pan, crack the eggs into the empty side, and scramble until cooked. Mix the scrambled eggs with the noodle mixture.

  7. Season and Serve: Season the Mine Frite au Poulet with salt and pepper to taste. Serve hot and enjoy the medley of flavors that is quintessentially Mauritian.

How to Enjoy Mine Frite au Poulet

To savor this dish, pair it with a side of pickled vegetables or a fresh salad to balance out the rich, savory flavors. Enjoy it as a weekday dinner, serve it at your next gathering, or simply enjoy a plate of Mauritian Fried Noodles while soaking in the island’s beautiful views.


 

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