Winning the Holiday Potluck with the Pioneer Woman

It’s the time of the year when you can be sure of one thing–working in a corporate environment means potluck meals! Since I’m a huge fan of something easy, I sometimes look to my favorite chefs and cookbooks to assist in this trying time–I was able to take a dish I’d read about (and fell in love with at home) on the Pioneer Woman’s website and make it potluck friendly.

Here’s the modified version of the recipe I used:

  • 3 packages Ramen Noodles (plain–we discarded the packets of seasoning)
  • 1/4 cup Soy Sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons Sugar
  • 3 cloves Garlic, Minced
  • 2 Tablespoons Rice Vinegar
  • 3 Tablespoons Pure Sesame Oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Hot Chili Oil
  • 4 Tablespoons Canola Oil
  • 6 whole Green Onions, Sliced Thin

I cooked the noodles and popped them in a ziplock container. Then we whipped up the ‘sauce’ in a separate container. If I were doing it again, I would be adding less of the oil (maybe 1 tablespoon less of the Sesame and Canola oils) and adding a little more of the sugar and soy sauce. The garlic was strong, so I would even say less of that.

The next day I combined the noodles with the wet stuff and chopped up the onions–it was a hit! We ended up getting rid of 90% of that due to people putting it on their plates and enjoying it, but the oily residue was left. Overall, however, it was a rewarding dish. I would recommend a stickier sauce and less garlic.

Because I work with a lot of vegetarians, this was a hit.
What is your go-to potluck dish? Do you ever mess around with recipes you like? Share in the comments below or share with me on Twitter.

Author: gothamgal

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