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With a trifecta of fresh garlic, caramelized garlic, and black garlic, this easy garlic noodle recipe is mind-blowingly good.
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Triple Garlic Noodles

With a trifecta of fresh garlic, caramelized garlic, and black garlic, these Asian Garlic Noodles are easy to make, and yet they pack a mind-blowing amount of flavor. The best part is that the triple garlic sauce can be stored and used for stir-fries, soups, or even mashed potatoes!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Chinese-American
Level Beginner
Main Ingredient Noodles
Diet Dairy-Free, Low Sugar, Pescatarian, Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 3 servings
Calories 760kcal

Ingredients

For Triple Garlic Sauce

  • 70 grams garlic (~1 large head, finely minced)
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 45 grams black garlic (~8 large cloves, peeled)
  • cup soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder

For Garlic Noodles

  • 260 grams fresh noodles
  • Scallions (chopped for garnish)
  • Black pepper (for garnish)

Instructions

  • To make the Triple Garlic Sauce, set about a clove's worth of minced garlic aside. Then add the rest to a frying pan with about half of the vegetable oil. Put the pan over medium-low heat and slowly fry the garlic until it's light brown in color and very fragrant. Be careful not to burn it. Let this cool.
    Caramelized garlic in a frying pan.
  • Add the remaining oil, black garlic, soy sauce, nutritional yeast, toasted sesame oil, and onion powder to a beaker or bowl of a blender/food processor. When the fried garlic has cooled, add it in with the other ingredients along with the oil. Blend the mixture until smooth.
    Blending triple garlic sauce with a hand blender.
  • To make the garlic noodles, boil the noodles according to the package directions. Transfer the noodles directly to a bowl using tongs or chopsticks, reserving the boiling liquid.
  • Add a few large spoonfuls of Triple Garlic Sauce onto the noodles and a ladleful of the boiling liquid from the noodles.
    Noodles topped with triple garlic sauce.
  • Toss together to emulsify the water with the sauce and coat the noodles. Taste and add more sauce if needed. If the noodles start to stick together, just add some more boiling liquid.
    Tossing noodles with garlic sauce.
  • Garnish the garlic noodles with chopped scallions and freshly cracked black pepper.
    Tossing noodles with garlic sauce.

Notes

The automatically generated nutritional information for this recipe is off. It assumes you use all of the garlic sauce, but you'll probably only need about half of it. The values should be a lot less than what is indicated. 

Nutrition

Calories: 760kcal | Carbohydrates: 80g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 43g | Saturated Fat: 31g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Sodium: 1452mg | Potassium: 458mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 3IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 95mg | Iron: 3mg