Recipe: Authentic Egg Noodles (Photo Tutorial)

Autumn is my favorite time of the year. Here in the South, it seems to take forever for the blistering sun to chill the flip out. Hundred degree days are no fun! Or should I say cooking a hearty meal in hundred degree weather is no fun?

Well, guess what. The weather is finally starting to cool off. That means boots, hoodies and lots of yummy food on the stove.

Today’s cooking adventure started when I remembered we had a big container of homemade chicken stock in the freezer. I knew I wanted a dinner that would warm my soul (and my toes – They are so cold right now… Fuh-Ree-Zen).

After spending most the morning flipping through my collection of old cookbooks, I finally decided on Old-Fashion Chicken Noodle soup. Here’s the kicker,  though… scratch made egg noodles! I’ve never tried making any type of homemade pasta so this could make for an exciting day. (Imagine an episode of I Love Lucy meets Worst Cooks in America, yikes!)

I’m was pleasantly surprised with how easy the noodles were to make. The hardest part was trying to cut those boogers straight! Apparently, I’m not a very good pizza cutter driver. Would you just look at those wavy lines…

 

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If anyone asks, they’re rustic.

Honestly, they are so super simple to make that I’m definitely adding them to my repitoire. And, next time I might just take my time and cut them straight. (Oh, who am I kidding – rustic is good enough!)


Here’s how I made Authentic Egg Noodles.

Step by step so you can make them too!

  1. In a large mixing bowl combine flour, salt, egg yolks and whole egg.egg-mix
  2. Mix it together with a fork. It will be dry and crumbly, but that’s okay.mixing
  3. Add milk to the mixture 1 tablespoon at a time until a sticky dough is formed. Humidity can alter the amount of milk required. You may need slightly more or less than 1/2 cup. I think I ended up using about two more tablespoons worth to get the dough just right. The dough should be slightly sticky.mixing-1dough-1
  4. Transfer dough ball to a generously floured surface. Knead for about 5 minutes. This was good for getting out frustrations. After kneading, cut dough into 3-4 smaller sections. Rolling it out in batches made the dough much easier to handle.dough
  5. At this point, you may need to re-flour your surface. Roll dough VERY thin (almost translucent). If they are not rolled paper thin, they will get very doughy when cooked.rolling-dough
  6. Use a pizza cutter to cut into strips. You can make them any width or shape.cut-dough
  7. Transfer to a cloth towel or pasta drying rack (This is actually a cookie rack but it worked great). Allow to air dry for approxiametly 2 hours.drying-noodles
  8. Your noodles are now ready to boil. Cooking time will vary depending on the thickness. This batch boiled al dente about 5 minutes.
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Authentic Egg Noodles Yum
Cuisine Southern
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Passive Time 2 hours
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servings
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Cuisine Southern
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Passive Time 2 hours
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Recipe Notes

Cooking time varies by thickness of noodles. A paper thin noodle cooks in 3-5 minutes.

2 Comments

  • Fiona November 22, 2016 at 6:57 am

    Wow! They actually look easy to make! I’ve never even tried making any form of pasta as I always imagined it would be fiddly and difficult. You’ve made me want to try it though 🙂

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    • knifeforkcork November 22, 2016 at 9:18 pm

      Fiona, That is exactly how I felt. They were easy to make and I’ve made them several times since. Give it a try, you will be surprised!’ -Monica

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