While in college, long before I had axed running and ran for leisure or sport, I often dined on Noodle and Eggs before a race to carb up. This recipe is from an old boyfriend who loved to run. He taught me how to make this dish so that I too could load up on carbs for some extra energy during a race. I was the worst runner ever and needed more that just a plate full of noodles to get me across the finish line. Gumption would have been nice. Although the relationship did not last, I acquired a few good recipes from him and his mom. I bet we could all write a cookbook called Recipes From My Ex or a country song called Our Love Died But I Got His Momma’s Secret Biscuit Recipe.
Noodles and Eggs
1 1/2 T. olive oil- I used to use butter!
1 1/2 cups egg noodles or bow tie pasta, cooked
1 egg, beaten
2 T. Italian bread crumbs
In a large skillet over medium high heat, stir fry noodles in oil until golden. Working quickly, pour the egg over the noodles and toss to coat the noodles. Quickly sprinkle with bread crumbs and cook stirring constantly until eggs are cooked through. Eat immediately and go running or take a nap like me.
Although I do not run anymore, I still crave this dish on cold, rainy days when there is a big bowl of leftover noodles in my refrigerator.
How do you Carb Load?