When I was a kid, I used to eat a lot of packet ramen. I especially liked to eat it uncooked, with the flavour package sprinkled on top. Crunchy, salty, MSG-y. But now I am a Grown Up, I definitely don't eat crunchy ramen right out of the packet anymore. I definitely didn't eat some uncooked ramen with the spice packet sprinkled on top this just a couple weeks ago...
If you are like me and have fond childhood memories of eating uncooked ramen, you can now mask your it as a (relatively) sophisticated recipe appropriate for Grown Up consumption. It's toasted and everything, so it's definitely not raw. I'm good right?
This snack mix is perfect to take to a holiday party. You can substitute in whichever nuts you prefer, freeze dried peas for the corn, chex cereal for cornflakes. Generally add or subtract whatever you want, you can’t really make a mistake with this.
crispy ramen snack mix:
2 packets instant ramen, any flavour you like (use the flavouring packets for the spice mix)
1 ½ corn flakes
1 ½ cups peanuts
1 cup cashews
2 cups small pretzel twists
1 cup freeze dried corn or peas
1 tsp garlic powder
½ tsp onion powder
¼ tsp tumeric
½ tsp paprika
½ cup butter
4 tbs olive oil
2 tbs Worcestershire sauce
2 tbs soy sauce
3 tsp miso paste
Break up ramen into bite sized chunks. Toss noodles with nuts, pretzels, cereal and corn.
Melt butter in a small saucepan with soy, Worcestershire, olive oil and miso. Stir until evenly combined and drizzle over noodle mixture.
Combine spices with ramen flavour packets and sprinkle over snack mix. Toss until everything is evenly covered in butter and spice mixtures. Spread mixture into two casserole dishes and bake at 250F for about 40 minutes, tossing the mixture every ten minutes or so to make sure it browns evenly. Let cool and store in an airtight container. Mix will keep about a week, and if it lasts that long I’ll be super impressed.