Crispy Chili-Garlic Noodle Strips
Provided by: Gail Simmons
- Prepare the chili-garlic salt (this can be done ahead of time). Place rough chopped garlic and oil in a small sauté pan and cook over medium-high heat for 2-3 minutes until garlic is golden and crispy. Drain on a paper towel. In a mortar and pestle crush salt, chili and garlic together - it should be well combined but still have some texture. Set aside.
- 2. Heat about 2-inches of vegetable oil to 375 degrees F. Stack your egg roll wrappers on top of each other neatly and slice into long 1/2-inch wide strips. Loosely separate and fry in batches for 20-25 seconds until golden and crispy. Using a wire strainer or slotted spoon, drain and dump into a large metal mixing bowl. While still hot, season with chili-garlic salt and toss to coat (just like french fries).
- Serve crispy strips standing up in a glass as a fun appetizer or serve as a tasty snack alongside a cold beer watching the game!