Dad's Pad Thai

Dad's Pad Thai

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"This is the best Pad Thai recipe ever. My father's Pad Thai is better than most Thai restaurants! I like it because of all the fresh ingredients, it is not greasy. It's satisfying and healthy. There is no meat in this recipe."


25 m servings 553 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 553 kcal
  • 28%
  • Fat:
  • 28 g
  • 43%
  • Carbs:
  • 62.4g
  • 20%
  • Protein:
  • 18.4 g
  • 37%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 186 mg
  • 62%
  • Sodium:
  • 1421 mg
  • 57%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Bring a pot of water to a boil. Blanch the bean sprouts in boiling water for approximately 30 seconds, remove, and drain well. When the water returns to a boil, add noodles. Cook for 3 to 5 minutes until tender but firm; drain and rinse under cold water
  2. Beat the eggs with a pinch of salt in a small bowl. Stir together the lime juice, ketchup, brown sugar, and fish sauce in a separate bowl; set aside.
  3. Heat the oil in a wok or large skillet over medium-high heat. Fry the garlic for a few seconds. Add the pepper flakes and carrot, and cook for one minute, then remove. Add the beaten egg, and gently scramble. When the eggs have set, pour in the carrots, sauce, bean sprouts, noodles, peanuts, and green onion; toss together.
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  1. 130 Ratings


Woo Hoo! What a winner! I've struggled to find a great Pad Thai recipe that doesn't taste like the less-than-average stuff out of the box. My husband couldn't stop raving, and my toddler gulp...

I LOVE pad thai, and was really looking forward to trying this recipe, but it wasn't as good as I expected. It was way too sour for me. I had to play with the sauce a bit...I added more brown ...

One of my favorite's! I do make it my own though. I sautee a chicken breast in cilantro and cumin then set it aside to add in later. I only use two eggs and I double the sauce. I sub Soy for fis...

Exactly like restaurant pad thai! I have given this recipe with all ingrediants gift-wrapped in a wok as a wedding present. Very yummy!

Sweetness problem solved! Use sweetened lime juice (you'll find it near drink mixes), and 2 T peanut butter or 2 extra Tablespoons of brown sugar. To bump up the nutrition I only used 1/2 the no...

EXCELLENT! Next time I'll add 1 Tbs peanut butter & use 1 less egg, but the version as written is terrific! Thank's for sharing your Dad's recipe! Val

Pretty good. My first time at making Pad Thai. I did however alter the recipe a little. I added cooked shrimp (which I cooked with garlic in a bit of peanut oil). Also, as someone else previousl...

Wowee, so good! Pad Thai is a favorite of mine, but I'd only had it in restaurants, never made it before. This was super! I omitted the bean sprouts (personal preference). I added one cooked...

Nice recipe. Traditional pad thai is made with several hard to find ingredients, and I never thought ketchup would be a suitable substitute for some of these. Turns out it's a great sub. My tip:...