Pour enough oil into a wide medium pot to reach a depth of 2 inches (5 cm) and set the pot over medium-high heat. Heat the oil to 350°F (or test the temperature by dropping a piece of noodle into the oil; it should turn golden brown in about 20 seconds).
Pat the noodles dry if necessary. Toss on a plate to separate them so there are no clumps. Divide into 4 to 6 p