Homemade noodles are so simple to make using 4 basic ingredients you more than likely have on hand. I remember the first time I was introduced to this recipe, I was shocked at how easy it is, not to mention delicious!
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I remember the first time I made homemade noodles. A friend and I were visiting another friend who had made us a spaghetti dinner. She was an amazing cook, unlike my friend and I who lived on box macaroni and cheese and frozen pizzas! Anyway, our friend had put together the most amazing spaghetti sauce, no noodles. She said we were going to make our own egg noodles, say what?!
How To Make Homemade Egg Noodles
This recipe is so simple, it’s practically foolproof. I know you can do this, and once you give it a shot and see for yourself how easy it is, you may never buy a bag of noodles again.
Basic egg noodles consist of flour, eggs, salt and water. Now you could always add garlic, and chives if you want to spice things up a bit.
You could use whole wheat flour and substitute the 2 eggs for 1 large egg + 1 yolk and even swap out the water for milk. I like to keep it simple, and besides, when I try to save the yolk, I end up with the entire egg in the bowl, so there’s that!
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Mix Them Up and Roll Them Out
Start by mixing the flour and salt, then add the eggs. I like to slowly add the water so I make sure I get the right consistency. Too much water and the dough will be sticky.
When kneading the dough, the more knead the softer the noodles will be. I like my noodles thick and “chunky” so I don’t knead them long.
Make sure to spread a generous amount of flour on the surface you will roll out the dough on. Make sure to lightly dust the rolling pin also. Depending on how you like your noodles, roll out the dough to the thickness you like.
Use a pizza cutter or a knife to cut the noodles to the desired length and thickness. If you have a Kitchen Aid you can run the dough through the noodle maker.
Now that you have made your first batch of homemade egg noodles, it’s time to add them to your favorite recipe that calls for noodles. I love using them in my Chicken and Noodles recipe. Add them to the soup mixture. No need to bring to a boil, homemade noodles will cook in 2-3 minutes in the hot broth. Try using them with spaghetti or beef and noodles
How to Store Homemade Egg Noodles
You can prepare these egg noodles in advance or store leftovers for later. If saving leftovers, it is best to let the noodles air dry for at least an hour, keeping them from sticking together. Once dry, transfer them to an airtight container or freezer bag. Freeze flat for up to 3 months or refrigerate for up to 3 days.
- 2 cups flour
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup water
- In a medium bowl combine flour and salt
- Add eggs
- Slowly add water while hand blending dough
- Mix with hands until ingredients are blended
- Transfer dough to a well floured surface and knead until desired consistency is achieved
- Roll dough out on well floured surface
- Cut to desired length and thickness with knife or pizza cutter.
- Bring water or broth to a boil and add noodles, cook for 2-3 min
- Do not over cook