Have you ever wondered how Grandma (and Mom in my case) makes her seriously awesome homemade noodles? Can you believe that it only takes TWO ingredients (well three once you throw in a dash of salt)?
Grandma’s Homemade Noodles
The thing about making homemade noodles is that it is virtually impossible to measure the exact amount of ingredients you need, there are just so many variables. There is a learning curve to knowing how much you’ll need. If you will allow yourself not to get concerned about the measurements, you will be golden!
Here’s what you need:
What you’ll do:
Beat eggs with a fork in a large mixing bowl. The number of eggs you will need depends on the size of eggs you are using and the size of the crowd you are feeding. To give you an idea, 4 large eggs will make enough noodles to serve a hungry family of 6.
Add a dash of salt for flavor. Slowly add flour to eggs and stir continuously. Continue adding flour until you have a ball of dough that is no longer ‘sticky’. Expect to use approximately 1/2 cup of flour per large egg.
This is where the real fun begins! Get your apron on, things are about to get messy. 🙂
Find a big work space in your kitchen (hint, the table works great!). Sprinkle a generous amount of flour on your clean, dry work area. Depending on how much dough you ended up with, you might want to separate it out in smaller, more manageable pieces.
Using a rolling pin and LOTS more flour, roll the dough out as thin as possible. The thinner your noodles are, the easier they will be to cook evenly. Once you have a thin sheet of dough, roll it tightly lengthwise.
Next, cut the noodles with a pizza cutter to the desired width. I like my noodles on the thinner side, so I cut them pretty skinny, you can make them fatter if you’d like.
Once the noodles are sliced, unroll them and they are ready to go! Add them slowly, stirring in between handfuls, to a pot of boiling water or broth. Cook until tender.
My husband’s family has Turkey and Noodles every year on Thanksgiving. One of my favorite ways to eat homemade noodles is in Beef and Noodles. Whatever you decide to serve with your noodles, I don’t think you’ll be disappointed! Let me know what you think of them.