A classic Chinese dish, lo mein noodles are made from wheat flour and are usually boiled then stir fried in a wok with meat and vegetables. The dish is a popular Chinese take-out staple. When you order lo mein noodles, you are usually given a very generous portion, so much so that you cannot eat it all in one sitting. Place the leftovers in the refrigerator to be reheated the next day. The noodles can be reheated easily in the microwave or in a wok or saute pan.
Place the lo mein in a microwave safe dish
Place the cover on top of the dish but do not close tightly to allow for ventilation.
Heat the lo mein for three to five minutes, depending on how much lo mein you have. Check the lo mein to make sure that it is thoroughly heated. Stir and place back in the microwave for one minute at a time until fully reheated.
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Wok or Pan
Use a non-stick wok if you have one; if not, a non-stick pan is fine. Place over medium-high heat on a stove.
Add a 1/2 to 1 tbsp. of oil and and splash soy sauce into the pan. Determine how much oil you need based on the amount of leftovers you have.
Add in the noodles and stir fry in the oil and soy sauce. Add more soy sauce or oil as needed.
Continue to stir the lo mein until the noodles are fully reheated.
If meat is mixed in with your lo mein, the meat must be reheated to particular temperatures to ensure food safety. Reheat meat and poultry to at least 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
Discard any leftovers that have been out of the refrigerator for longer than two hours to avoid consuming food-borne bacteria.
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