Did you know that making your own egg noodles from scratch is easy? All you need to make them are a just few ingredients, a kitchen knife, a rolling pin, and your pair of hands. A fresh and delicious batch of homemade egg noodles can be prepared in less than 15 minutes without the need for special equipment.
Homemade Egg Noodles
This egg noodle recipe is nothing more than a basic old-fashioned recipe that your grandmother used to follow. So, the next time you decide to make your favorite stew or soup, why not try this recipe? And remember because these noodles are made fresh, they will cook much faster than dried pasta that you buy at your local supermarket.
If you have an electric mixer, you may use the dough hook attachment to make these lovely noodles although it’s so much more charming to use your own hands. And besides, it’s so easy to do!
Making Homemade Noodles
- Make sure your hands are clean and on a clean work surface, use your fingers to mix the salt into the flour.
- Make a well in the center of the flour and add the egg yolks followed by 1 whole egg.
- Continue using your fingers to mix the eggs with the flour until it forms into a dough.
- Add 1 teaspoon of water at a time to the dough and continue working on it until it sticks together. The flour and water will create gluten, which is the protein that makes pasta stretchy and gives it more bite.
- More kneading will create more elasticity.
Kneading And Rolling The Dough
The key to making perfect fresh pasta is to get the right amount of gluten. When using your hands, the dough needs to be kneaded vigorously for about 15 minutes. The workout you get from this action will get you ready to feast on that lovely fresh pasta!
The process of kneading is easy. Simply push the heel of your hand into the dough and move it forward. Rotate the ball of dough and repeat this movement until the dough is no longer powdery. If the dough is wet or feels sticky, simply add more flour to it a little bit at a time.
Once the dough is ready, roll it out to the required thickness and then you can cut it into whatever widths you prefer. Remember to keep rolling and cutting all the leftover bits of dough until it is all used up.
If you aren’t going to use the noodles straight away, dry them for a couple of hours and put them into an airtight container. They can be stored in a cool dry place for up to a week.
If you want to cook them now, drop the noodles into boiling water and cook for about 2-4 minutes, although it may take longer for thicker noodles. The best thing to do is to test this on a small batch of noodles first and then adjust the cooking time accordingly.
Egg Noodle Recipe
It’s so easy to make fresh pasta that once you’ve tried it, you may never want to buy dried pasta ever again. If you own chickens, this is a great way to use all those lovely fresh eggs. Pasta tastes best when fresh eggs are used.
Using Fresh Pasta
There are so many ways to use freshly made egg noodles. If you’re making chicken and noodles in a slow cooker, simply add the noodles towards the end of the cooking time so that they don’t overcook. They are also good in chicken stroganoff or Amish chicken casserole.
How To Make Homemade Egg Noodles
All you need are just a few ingredients, a knife, a rolling pin, and your own pair of hands, and you can make a batch of fresh homemade egg noodles in less than 15 minutes, with no special equipment needed.
- Which Course: Main Course
- Type of cuisine: American
- Preparation Time: 5 minutes
- Cooking Time: 5 minutes
- Total Time Needed: 10 minutes
- Servings: 6
- Calories: 51 kcal
- 2 cups of flour
- 2 teaspoons of salt
- 3 egg yolks (large)
- 1 egg (large)
- ¼ cup of water
- Make sure your hands are clean, and, on a clean work surface, use your fingers to mix the salt into the flour.
- Make a well in the center and add the egg yolks followed by 1 whole egg.
- Carry on using your fingers to mix the eggs with the flour to make a dough.
- Add water to the dough 1 teaspoon at a time and continue working it until it sticks together.
- Once the dough is ready, roll it out to the required thickness and then cut it into whatever widths you prefer.
- Remember to keep rolling and cutting all the leftover bits of dough until it has all been used.
- Drop the noodles into boiling water and cook for about 2-4 minutes. Note that it may take longer for thicker noodles to cook.
- Test the noodles and then adjust the cooking time accordingly.