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If you're cooking along, here's the recipe we're making today. Go ahead and grab the ingredients below (Peter starts listing them at 10:15) before starting the episode.

Instant Ramyun "Carbonara" 

Serves 1

  • 1 packet instant ramen, such as Shin Ramyun
  • 1 slice American cheese
  • 1 large egg, divided
  1. Put half of the ramen seasoning packet in a bowl; top with the cheese and then the egg yolk. Reserve the dried veggies and bottom-of-the-package crunchy noodle bits.
  2. Simmer the "cake" of dried noodles, in a small saucepan of boiling water, until it just starts to unravel, about 1 minutes. Drop in the egg white and swirl with chopsticks, encouraging the noodles to further unravel.
  3. Once the noodles are al dente (not soft!), drain and add them to the bowl. With chopsticks, mix the noodles with the yolk, cheese, and seasoning powder. The water on the noodles should help turn this all into a creamy, clingy sauce.
  4. And, the pièce de résistance: garnish with the crunchy noodles and veggies for texture.