Vermicelli (China)

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  • 8 ounces Chinese rice vermicelli or bean threads
  • 3 cups vegetable oil


  1. Cut bundle of vermicelli in half. Gently pull each half apart into small bunches.
  2. Heat oil in wok over medium-high heat until it reaches 375 degrees F.
  3. Using long handled tongs or spoon, place a bunch of vermicelli in the hot oil (cook only one small bunch at a time). Cook until vermicelli rises to the top, 3 to 5 seconds. Immediately remove vermicelli from oil with tongs or slotted spoon. Drain on absorbent paper.
  4. Repeat to cook remaining bunches.

Makes about 4 servings.