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Bad Ass Ramen Recipes For Broke Ass Folks!

Updated November 6, 2017 2.2k votes 682 voters 105.3k views16 items

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Here's some recipes for all you starving College Kids...and other starving folks of course! Struck me as odd that College Students and Prison Inmates tend to kind of eat the same ways??? Lack of funds and resources on both sides I guess, anyway, figured I'd bring the two together here. Have fun with these recipes!
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    Madoff MaNoodle

    1 Can of Chili

    1 Package of Ramen Noodles

    1 Small Bag of Corn Chips

    Squeeze Cheese

    All you have to do is layer these ingredients and don't forget to crunch the chips up for an extra toothsome texture. Grab your favorite squeeze and enjoy some hearty MaNoodle!
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    Aloha, Ramen!

    1 pack Ramen (Your choice of flavor)
    1 Can Spam (Sliced and Fried/Microwaved)
    1 Can or Fresh Pineapple Chunks
    1 Egg (Fried/Microwaved)
    Asian BBQ Sauce to taste
     I don't know if anyone in Hawaii would go anywhere near this, but I think it's pretty awesome, super salty slice of pan-fried spam, sweet pineapple chunks (you can use fresh or canned), a perfectly fried sunny-side up egg (fried in the same pan as the spam, of course if fried), and a generous squirt of Japanese (Asian)-style barbecue sauce. You can find this in most Asian grocers (look for the bottle with the bulldog on it), or you can make a quick version at home by mixing 2 tablespoons of worcestershire sauce, a tablespoon of soy sauce, and a half cup of ketchup together. E ʻai ka-kou!
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    Ramen Burger

    Photo: benhosg / flickr / CC-BY-NC-ND 2.0

    To shape the ramen into a bun, use ramekins that are similar in size to the burger patty. If you don't have ramekins, substitute pint-size deli containers.

    1 package ramen noodles
    2 eggs, divided
    2 tablespoons neutral oil, such as canola or grapeseed
    1 tablespoon ketchup
    1/2 tablespoon sriracha
    1 beef burger patty
    Soy sauce
    Sesame oil
    1 slice American cheese
    1 scallion, thinly sliced on the bias
    1/2 cup arugula (Optional)

    Cook the ramen according to the directions on the package (including the seasoning), then drain off the liquid. Let cool to room temperature. In a small mixing bowl, whisk 1 egg until no streaks of yolk remain. Add the ramen, tossing thoroughly to coat with the egg. Divide the egg-dressed ramen into two portions, and place each half into a ramekin.

    Cover the ramen with plastic wrap, and weigh it down with a can of soup to compress it into a bun shape. Refrigerate for at least 15 minutes.

    Add the oil to a skillet, and set over medium-high heat. Once the oil begins to shimmer, unmold the ramen buns into the pan, and cook until the bottom is a dark golden brown. Flip both of the patties, and cook until a dark golden brown on both sides.

    Whisk together the sriracha and ketchup in a small bowl.

    Season the hamburger patty with salt, pepper, a splash of soy sauce, and sesame oil. Wipe out the skillet, and cook the burger over medium-high heat until medium rare, or to your preferred degree of doneness. Finish with a splash of soy sauce and sesame oil. Top with a slice of cheese.

    Wipe out the skillet, and lower the heat to medium. Add 1 tablespoon of oil to the pan, and fry 1 egg sunny side up.

    Assemble the burger in this order: ramen bun, arugula, ketchup, burger patty (cheese side up), fried egg, scallions, and the second ramen bun. Wrap in wax paper for easier eating, and serve hot.

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    Bacon and Napa Cabbage

    1 pack Ramen (Your choice of flavor)
    2 Slices Bacon
    Fresh Cabbage

     A simple meat & veg combo. Add 2 slices of bacon cut into 2-inch strips and a couple ounces of sliced napa cabbage to the pot 2 minutes before the noodles finish cooking.
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