300g Egg Noodles
2 tbsp Soy Sauce
1/2 tsp Pepper
1 tsp Corn Starch
1 tsp Sesame Oil
Pork and Vegetable Sauce
300g Lean Pork
4 tbsp Vegetable Oil
1 cup Shiitake Mushrooms (sliced)
1 tbsp Sugar
1 Onion (julienned)
1 Red Pepper (julienned)
1 cup Carrots (julienned)
1 cup Snow Peas
1 cup Bean Sprouts
1 tbsp Soy Sauce
2 tbsp Oyster Sauce
2 cups chicken broth
4 tbsp Corn starch (for corn starch mixture)
1/4 cup Cold water
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Spray the Ninja Foodi dehydrator racks with oil to prevent the noodles from sticking.
Layer the egg noodles on 2 dehydrator racks and stack them in the Ninja Foodi
Lower the Air Crisp lid and air-crisp at 400ºF for 3 minutes, flip them over, and air-crisp for another 3 minutes
Remove the fried egg noodles from the Ninja Foodi and set aside (Noodles should be soft in the center and crispy on the edges)
Slice the pork meat across the grain into thin strips
Add pepper, soy sauce, corn starch, and sesame oil to the pork
Mix everything into the shredded pork and set aside and marinate the shredded pork for 5 minutes
Set Ninja Foodi to Sear/Saute and add oil to the Ninja Foodi
Saute the shredded pork for 1 minute and add the shiitake mushrooms and sugar
Mix everything together and saute for 1 minute
Remove the shredded pork and mushrooms from the Ninja Foodi and set aside
Add more oil to the Ninja Foodi inner pot and saute the onions for 1 minute
Add in the red peppers and a little more vegetable oil
Mix and saute for 1-minute add in the carrots and snow peas
Season with soy sauce and oyster sauce
Mix everything together and saute for 1 minute
Add the shredded pork and mushrooms back into the pot and mix with the vegetables
Add 2 cups of chicken broth and bring to a gentle simmer and stir in the bean sprouts
Dissolve 4 tbsp corn starch in 1/4 cup of cold water and add the corn starch mixture to the pork and vegetables
Stir the shredded pork and vegetable sauce and simmer until it reaches desired consistency
Spoon the shredded pork and vegetable sauce over the egg noodles and serve family-style
Pork Chow Mein with Crispy Noodles
This Pork Chow Mein recipe has all the same great ingredients and flavors found in the classic Cantonese-style noodle dish. It's a quick and easy recipe that can be prepared at home and is a great meal prep option to be enjoyed for lunch or dinner later in the week. Why bother going to a restaurant to eat pork chow mein when you can make a healthier version with the same great taste right at home.
This recipe originated from Hong Kong. It’s an extremely popular Cantonese dish and can be found in most authentic Chinese restaurants.
What If I don't Have An Air-Fryer?
If you don't have an air fryer you could bake the egg noodles in the oven at 400F for 10 mins or until desired crispiness. That way you can still enjoy these tasty Pork Chow Mein with Crispy Noodles without deep frying the noodles. That is why this is a healthy pork chow mein recipe.
Our version of Cantonese-style Pork Chow Mein tastes just like the dishes served in authentic Chinese restaurants but is much healthier since the crispy egg noodles are air-fried. In restaurants, the crispy egg noodles are deep-fried. It’s the fastest way to turn fresh egg noodles into golden brown crispy noodles. Air-frying the noodles using the Ninja Foodi or Instant Pot Duo Crisp produces the same results in less than 6 minutes and is a much healthier way to crisp up the noodles. You get the same golden brown crispy noodles but without the use of so much oil.
What is the difference between Lo Mein and Chow Mein?
Both Chow Mein and Lo Mein use egg noodles however in Chow Mein, the noodles are fried until crispy and then the sauce is poured on top whereas, in Lo Mein, the noodles are first blanched and then cooked in the sauce.
- When cutting up the pork make sure to cut across the grain
- When air-frying the egg noodles, use multiple stacking trays to increase the batch size. We like the Ninja Foodi Dehydrator Stand a stackable accessory compatible with the Ninja Foodi that can be used to dehydrate foods and also increase cooking area within the inner pot.
- Before air-frying the egg noodles, spray the noodles with a bit of oil to give it a golden crispy texture. We like the Evo Oil Sprayer Bottle, a reusable non-aerosol oil sprayer that accurately dispenses 1/4 tsp with every trigger pull.
- This recipe was made using the Ninja Foodi, a programmable multi-use pressure cooker that can also steam, saute, slow cook, dehydrate, bake, broil, roast and air crisp.
- You can also make this recipe with an Instant Pot Duo Crisp, a multi-use programmable cooker that can pressure cook, saute, slow cook, steam, sous vide, air fry, roast, bake, broil and dehydrate.
- If you don't have the Air Fry option, you can make this recipe with an Instant Pot Duo, a multi-use programmable cooker that can pressure cook, saute, slow cook, steam, warm and also make yogurt and rice. Simply spread the noodles on a rack over a baking sheet and bake them in the oven at 400ºF for 10 minutes. Then proceed to use the Instant Pot to make the sauce.