Homemade lo mein is as easy as takeout and even more delicious. If you’re feeling lethargic and chilled, this warming combination of ginger, garlic, and sesame oil will revive you. Be sure to read the full written recipe below.
Lo mein is made with wheat noodles, so you can get a great result with any long, thin noodle you have on hand: spaghetti, linguine or even a package of dry ramen. Cooking the noodles in the slow cooker allows them to soak up more of the dressing, resulting in a deeply flavorful noodle. I use chicken, instead of pork or beef, for a lighter flavor that lets the sauce be the star.
Pro tip: This recipe also works with pork shoulder or beef chuck. If you choose beef, thinly slice instead of shredding in step 3.
Note: All slow cookers are a little bit different in temperature and calibration. This recipe was tested in Cooktop Cove's Test Kitchen using this slow cooker, which is available for purchase here.
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