We made them tonight. They are known as rice noodles or cellophane noodles. If you've never cooked them, they really do cook in 2 seconds flat. They go BOOM and then are huge-mongous, as Ashley would say.
Aiden bought them a few months ago and they have been sitting on the shelf in the pantry. Then he came home with a clearance Hillshire Farms sausage a couple of days ago. I love that stuff. But this was Italian sausage. So I put it in the freezer so I could think about what to do with it. Today I decided to make the both of them together.
Turns out the Italian sausage is not all that Italian sausage-y which is good. Just to make sure my plans were at least palatable in theory I googled stir-fry and Italian Sausage. Lots of hits came up so I figured it must be do-able.
The kids and I made the noodles (in a total of 10 seconds for 4 batches... just did the whole bag) and then I made my typical stir-fry recipe just using the sausage instead of chicken or shrimp. Yum-o!
I was thinking about it all. day. long. So I ended up making dinner at 3:30. We ate at 4 so I'm sure I'll have to make some kind of dessert later but the point is that it was a HUGE success, the kids enjoyed it, and you better believe these are now a staple in our house.