How To Make Lagman!

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  1. Hadrian

    Hadrian Everybofy knows badgers like MASH POTATOES!

    Former Staff
    Oct 12, 2004
    United States
    Vegetable-Noodle Stew
    This hearty stew has been a mainstay of Central Asian cookery for centuries; it is the most commonly eaten dish of the Uighur people. The name evolved from the Chinese words liang mian, "cold dough" (more familiar to many North Americans as lo mein). Lagman can be made with prepared noodles, but is more satisfying and authentic when they're freshly rolled and cut.

    Total time 1-1/2 hour

    Noodle dough
    4 cups flour
    1-1/2 tsp. salt
    2 eggs
    1/2 cup water

    Tudzuk (stew)
    1/2 cup butter
    4 cups thinly sliced onions
    2 lbs. meat (lamb or beef)
    4 cups cubed potatoes
    2 cups thinly sliced carrots
    4 cups sliced tomatoes
    1/4 cup minced garlic
    2 cups red bell peppers, seeded and thinly sliced
    6 cups thinly sliced cabbage
    1 tbsp. salt
    2 tsp. pepper
    16 cups (1 gallon) water

    To make the dough, stir together the flour and salt, then make a well in the center. Whisk together the water and eggs, then pour this into the center of the flour. Stir the dough until a thick mass is formed, then turn out onto a smooth surface and knead for about 10 minutes until the dough becomes smooth and pliable. Divide the dough into two pieces, then cover one of the pieces while you work with the other.

    Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Roll out the dough to 1/4" thickness, then cut into thin strips. Boil the noodles for two minutes, then transfer them from the water to a colander. Rinse the noodles with cold water and allow them to drain while you prepare the soup.

    In a large soup pot, melt the butter over medium heat, then saut? the onions for ten minutes, until they turn light gold. Add the meat and fry until it gives off its juices. Add the potatoes, carrots, tomatoes, garlic and red bell peppers; mix well and fry, stirring frequently, until the vegetables are half-cooked. Stir in the cabbage, salt and pepper, then cover with cold water. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer, uncovered, until the vegetables are cooked through.

    Bring another pot of water to a boil and add the noodles, leaving them in the water only long enough to heat them through. Drain the noodles, spoon a layer into each serving plate, and pour the stew on top of them; if you wish, you may add a second layer each of noodles and stew. Serve hot.

    Mmm Lagman
  2. Linkiboy

    Linkiboy GBAtemp Testing Area

    May 14, 2006
    United States
    Synopsis: Lets all eat lagman!


  3. VVoltz

    VVoltz The Pirate Lord

    Nov 6, 2002
    mmm.... I think chalupa will envy lagman in some twisted way....
  4. lagman

    lagman I wish I was green.

    Former Staff
    Nov 5, 2003
    Me, To You
    I think I'm easier than my culinary counterpart. [​IMG]

    [​IMG] -and more bipolar too-
  5. Extreme Coder

    Extreme Coder GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Nov 25, 2005
    Cairo, Egypt
    *Makes lagman meal and puts it in lunchbox*
    Well, I hope it tastes better than it looks :/