Ramen Slider Buns
1 tablespoon of Vegetable Oil
4 packages of Ramen Noodles
2 - 3 Large Eggs
Nonstick Cooking Spray
Nonstick Cupcake Pan
During football season I'm blessed to be able to cook different food items in honor of the teams visiting town. Every once in a while I struggle to find a dish to prepare. When the schedule came out in April I knew exactly what I was going to make in honor of the Los Angeles Rams game.
If you've been to LA lately Ramen shops are popping up everywhere. This isn't the same top ramen you made in college because you were trying to save money for beer. DC is blessed to have one of the best ramen spots in the country, Toki Underground.
Select your favorite ramen noodles and make them per the packets instructions setting aside any seasoning packets for Step 3.
Allow the noodles time to cool off in a large bowl. I usually cover them with plastic wrap and allow them to cool in the fridge for 15 minutes.
While the noodles are cooling off take 2 or 3 eggs and whisk them in a bowl with the ramen spice packets you set aside earlier.
Once the noodles have cooled off pour the egg mixture over the noodles and thoroughly coat them. You need to make sure the ramen noodles are not hot. If they are the eggs will start to cook once they touch the ramen and you will have a mess on your hands.
Spray the ramekin molds you plan on using to make buns with nonstick cooking spray. I like to use cupcake pans for sliders. They are the perfect size and everyone usually has at least one lying around the house. If you don't want to make sliders you can use larger bowls in your cupboard to make traditional size burger buns.
Add the ramen egg mixture to the cupcake pan and cover it with plastic wrap.
Press down on the plastic wrapped ramen with a circular object to try and make the noodles more dense. I used an empty cupcake tin.
Place the covered ramen in the fridge for at least 20 minutes to allow the mixture to set. (They can be made the day before and left in the fridge overnight to allow the noodles more time to set)
When you're ready to make the slider buns take the ramen out of the fridge and run a knife along the outside of the mold. (If you greased up the pan well enough you could skip this step but better safe than sorry)
Place a cutting board on top of the molds and flip the ramen upside down. If all goes well the ramen will hold its shape.
Cook burger to desired temperature