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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Noodles

Noodles are the only pasta I've ever tried making. It's fairly simple to do and doesn't require any special equipment. My favorite way to use them is in Flu-busting Chicken Soup. To make a really spectacular meal, try Eggplant Casserole with these noodles.


Homemade Egg Noodles

A hearty addition to homemade chicken soup and one of the easiest pastas to make, these noodles can be served anywhere you would use noodles or pasta.

Ingredients:
4 eggs
2 teaspoons oil
3 tablespoons water
2 2/3 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt

Directions:
Mix all ingredients together in order given. Let stand ten minutes. Roll out to 1/16 inch thin on well- floured surface. Sprinkle flour on top of dough as needed; dough shouldn’t be sticky. Using a pizza cutter, cut into one-half inch wide strips. Let dry on wire racks about two hours or longer. Cook in boiling, salted water as you would any pasta.

Or you can toss them into soup without drying first. Add noodles to soup ten minutes before soup is ready to be served. (Make sure soup has come to a boil before adding noodles.) Stir noodles while adding and for a couple of minutes afterward to prevent them sticking together.

24 comments:

  1. For as much pasta as I eat, I should probably try making my own one of these days. This recipe sounds easy enough!

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  2. Ah, the days when all pasta was called noodles, and even the noodles were home-made....
    Basic noodles with basic butter or cream still beats all, IMO.

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    1. Mirka, I actually remember when the word "pasta" became this trendy thing. It happened in the 80's. And you had to pronounce it Pah-sta. Unlike the way I said it with my Midwestern accent.

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  3. You make your own noodles?!!? How brilliant!! Take care
    x

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  4. Hi Karen .. as you say - they sound eminently feasible to make .. one day I might give them a go ..

    Cheers Hilary

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  5. Between you and Hilary, I'm putting on the pounds. I love homemade noodles, something passed on from my grandmother and something I can never get enough of.

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    1. Lee, Working on this cookbook has definitely not been good on my diet!

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  6. homemade noodles/pasta is the best. My Italian grandmother always made past from scratch... So amazing. Talk about light and airy. Never heavy like the boxed stuff...

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  7. I dig egg noodles! That sounds so simple.

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  8. I love noodles. Especially the Thai kind.

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    1. Michael, Me too! Wish I knew how to make these homemade noodles Thai-flavor, and that is what we'd have for dinner tonight! Well, not really. I'm not cooking today, the plan is for leftover Hamburger Tamale Pie.

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  9. I'm LOVING that you stopped by my blog & left a message; I don't think I would have found your blog if you hadn't! I'm always looking for new recipes!!! I've "thought" about making noodles, but didn't even know where to start! Sounds simple enough!

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    1. Mary, Glad you found me, and the feeling is mutual! I love your Small Town blog, and I hope to visit again very soon.

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  10. I like the skinny noodles (like in chow mein). Never have made them. I do make a mean chicken soup.

    BTW, Karen, I tried your Maine Muffin recipe and it's great! See my comment on yesterday's post. We grated the apple and hubs grated coconut he had toasted from scratch.

    That recipe book of yours is going to be a winner, I'd bet.

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    1. D.G., Oh so glad you told me about the muffins!! And thank you thank you thank you for the encouraging words! I'm getting very excited to see its publication, if nothing more than I'll have our favorite family recipes in a nice illustrated book so when the kids say, "Mom, how do I make the homemade noodles?" I'll say get your cook book and follow the recipe LOL.

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  11. I have never made my own noodles. I might put it on my retirement to do list.

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  12. I love the sound of your noodles. I got back from the London Book Fair too tired to cook and now I'm obsessing about chicken noodle soup ;)

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  13. I'm impressed that you make your own noodles. I'm still learning how to cook storebought noodles without making them too hard or soft, because I'm still learning the basic cooking skills.

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  14. My grandmother taught me how to make noodles, using her own hands as the measuring cups. It was wonderful.

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  15. Hey Karen! Popping in from the a-z. I think we met LAST yr. during the a-z. I still check in w/ you now and then. :-) Are you wearing down yet? I am. :-)

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    1. Mare, Oh yes I still visit your blog but truthfully I am wearing down just a wee bit haha. Glad I picked recipes! I already had them done so just needed to copy and paste. Wonder if that's cheating?

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  16. My girlfriend's mother used to make her own noodles. I loved going over when she did. We rarely even had noodles, much less homemade ones.

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  17. I love making homemade noodles. There is something so comforting in that simple act.

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  18. Thanks so much for visiting! I love the idea of making our own noodles thanks so much for sharing the recipe. Inspirefly

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