Garlic Fried Noodles, with or without Leftovers
(A very simple recipe popular with kids)

  • 500-750g of your favorite kind of macaroni (I prefer elbow)
  • 1 tsp Lawry's Garlic Salt (though you can make do with other brands as well)
  • Any meat-based leftovers you may have, or alternatively sausage/hotdogs
  • 1.5 tablespoons butter


  • Boil the noodles.  When just past al dente, drain and set aside.
  • Heat your largest skillet (preferably teflon-lined) and melt the butter in it.  Alternatively, use a large cooking pot (again, teflon-lined if possible.)
  • Place the noodles into the skillet and mix in the garlic salt. (if you are using plain (non-Lawry's) garlic salt, also add 1/2 teaspoon of mixed herbs.)
  • If you have leftovers, particularly meat or sausage, add these in as well.
  • Fry the noodles on fairly high heat, stirring and turning constantly, until they start to get brown around the edges.
  • Ready to serve, alone or with hotdogs, sausage, or other meat/veg as you prefer.  (By now, the garlic & butter aroma may already have brought at least one child into the kitchen :)
  • Save any remainder and fry/microwave again in the coming days.

Speaking of Lawry's Garlic Salt... a dash of it mixed in with some eggs and a little milk makes delicious scrambled eggs.  Another item that kids seem to like

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