Homemade eggs noodles are one of many things that make me think of my grandma. I remember very vividly being a kid, and as tall as the kitchen table at the time, watching my grandma folding the dough, cutting it and dropping the noodles in the soup. It was almost like she’s a magician turning flour and an egg into something else. My grandma always makes it according to that recipe and refuses to use a store-bought pasta. I totally see why! It tastes better and is fresh and requires only 3 ingredients which other than being easy to make means there are no preservatives and other questionable ingredients. Plus, you don’t need a special machine, just a rolling pin and a knife.
In our family egg noodles are an indispensable part of a chicken soup which happens to be an indispensable part of a Sunday dinner. Whether you’re planning to use it in soup or with some sauce on top, I guarantee you’ll love them.
In a bowl I mixed 1 cup of flour, 1 egg and 2 tablespoons of water together and kneaded until smooth and evenly combined. This proportions worked out for me perfectly, however depending on a size of your egg you might need more flour if the dough feels to wet or water if the dough is too dry and doesn’t want to stick together.
I formed my dough into a little ball.
I covered my cutting board (can be any surface really) with flour and rolled out the dough until thin. I dusted my dough with flour on both sides, since the dough sticks to everything.
I folded my dough a few times until I got something like a big crepe.
Then I sliced it into little stripes.
Then I unfolded each noodle. Again, dusting it with flour is crucial here.
You can choose your favorite style, my grandma makes thinner ones, I like when there is some bite to them to I cut them in a little thicker stripes.
I boiled some water in a cooking pot, added a tablespoon of olive oil and a pinch of salt. Then I added my noodles and boiled them until soft, about 5 minutes.
If you are using your pasta in soup put your pasta in your soup for the last 5 minutes of cooking.
Then I drained it and flushed it with cold water. Enjoy!
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- 1 cup of flour + 1/2 cup for dusting the board
- 1 egg
- 2 tablespoons of water
- a pinch of salt
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil for boiling
- In a bowl stir flour, egg and a pinch of salt together. Add 2 tablespoons of water. Knead the dough with your hands until evenly combined.
- Roll the dough out on a flour- dusted board until thin.
- Dust the top with flour and fold a few times and cut into thin stripes. Unfold each piece.
- Cook pasta in boiling water with a pinch of salt and a tablespoon of olive oil for about 5 minutes. Drain, flush with cold water and serve warm. Enjoy!