Phad Thai is pretty easy to make as there are a million legitimate variations. The recipe we like is simple and relies on some key fresh ingredients--cilantro, bean sprouts, and limes.
At this point, I'm mainly using pre mixed phad Thai sauces with a little modification. I would like to branch out and make my own sauce.
Here is how I currently do it:
I put about 1/2 a package of Phad Thai noodles in a bowl of warm water and let them soak for at least 45 minutes.
When the noodles are soft, I get a large pan and heat up about 4 tbs of vegetable oil on high. I throw in about 2 tbs of minced garlic and let that sizzle for a minute then I add about 1/4 pound of sliced chicken. After that cooks for a minute I add a bunch of diced green onions. After that cooks for a minute or two I drain the noodles and add them to the pan with two eggs and about 4 tbs of Phad Thai sauce. I stir that up and add a few shakes of paprika. I cook this on high stirring frequently, cooking the noodles evenly for about 15 minutes.
Meanwhile , I crush 1/4 cup of roasted peanuts and chop up 1/2 cup of cilantro and slice a lime or two. I also have about a cup of fresh bean sprouts ready.
When the noodles are nice and brown I sprinkle in about 2 tbs of sugar and stir for another minute then remove them from the heat. Then I serve the noodles in a bowl with the bean sprouts, peanuts, and cilantro on top in whatever amount you like. We like to periodically squeeze more lime juice on top as we eat to keep its flavor in the mix.