Friday, March 2, 2012

Easy Homemade Egg Noodles


 One of my favorite ways to make a meal special without spending much money is to make homemade egg noodles.  It is easier than you might think to make your own noodles.  Your family will be impressed and you can feel good knowing that you saved a little grocery money!




I use my Kitchen-Aid to make my noodles now, as it definitely saves time.  I love my pasta roller attachments!  But even if you don't have a pasta roller, you can make wonderful egg noodles with just a rolling pin, a knife and some good old fashioned elbow grease.

It really is this simple....


1) Mix 3 cups of flour, 4 eggs, 1 tsp salt and 1 Tbsp water



2) Mix ingredients until the texture of course cornmeal




3) Knead dough with hands until smooth and elastic.
Dough will be very stiff.



4) Cover dough with a bowl or plastic wrap and let
rest for 20 minutes.  This will allow the gluten to
develop, making the dough even more elastic.



5) Cut dough into sections



6) Roll dough sections out to desired thickness.
I prefer a thickness of about 1/8th inch.



7) Fold dough into thirds



8) Cut dough into strips of desired thickness.
 

9) Hang noodles to dry.  I use a clothes dryer as a pasta rack
but you can use whatever you have.  If you have nothing to
hang your noodles on, you can lay them out on a floured cloth
to dry.
 I generally dry my noodles prior to cooking but if you are in a big hurry you can cook them while they are still soft.

I cook my noodles in salted, boiling water for approximately 5 to 7 minutes.  Or I cook them in my soup if that is how I am serving them. 


See how easy making your own egg noodles really is?  Now you can make any meal special!

13 comments:

  1. That looks good and easy. We have a lot of extra eggs that we can't sell these days and I have run out of new ways to fix them. Now if I just have some flour!

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    1. It is really easy and yes, a good way to use up some of those extra eggs. I guess you probably freeze some of your excess eggs too?

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  2. Very nice. I still intend to use my manual pasta maker one of these days.

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    1. Good deal Becky! Thanks for your visit!

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  3. I love homemade pasta too, it tastes delicious! Pasta roller attachment is on my to buy list next!

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    1. Marina, I think if you make pasta, the roller attachment is worth it's weight in gold! We use ours to make ravioli too!

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  4. I've bookmarked this. Thanks for the information.!

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    1. My pleasure Linda! Thanks for visiting!

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  5. Thanks for another fabulous "how to", Poppy! I'm sure these noodles would be a hit. Eggs will be added to tomorrow's grocery list! ;o)

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    1. Glad to see you here Katherine! Enjoy your noodles!

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  6. Excellent, never seen this before, will link post on my blog if ok, I really look forward to your blog everyday. Peace

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    1. Ruth,

      You just made my day! Of course you can link this post! I'd love for as many people as possible to see just how easy it is to make your own egg noodles! Thank your for your visit and for your kind words!

      Have a wonderful weekend!

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  7. Very nice presentation. I am going to try these. Thank you for sharing.

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