You are only a few ingredients away from fresh, made-from-scratch egg noodles! Made completely with your hands, rolling pin, and a knife, a fresh batch of homemade egg noodles can be prepared under 15 minutes and without any special equipment. I share another version of Homemade Egg Noodles on my other blog, iambaker.
Homemade Egg Noodles
This is your basic old-fashioned recipe for homemade egg noodles, just like grandma used to make. Consider trying this egg noodle recipe next time you prepare your favorite soup or stew. These noodles will be a delicious addition to either the Chicken Noodle Soup or Turkey Noodle Soup! Don’t forget that fresh pasta will cook much quicker than store bought dried pasta!
You may use a dough hook attachment on your electric mixer to make homemade noodles, but there is something so very charming about using your hands. Plus it’s easy!
How to Knead and Roll the Dough
Striking the right level of gluten is key to the perfect fresh pasta! If you are kneading with your hands, you should be doing it rather vigorously for 10-15 minutes: it is definitely a workout. Maybe preparing your body for all of the fresh pasta you are about to eat?! The kneading process is simple. You just press the heel of your hand into the ball of dough and push forward. Rotate the ball and repeat. Keep going until the ball no longer looks powdery. On the flip side, if your dough feels wet or sticky, you will need to add more flour. Just a small amount at a time. Once you finish kneading, roll the dough to the desired thickness and cut into your desired width. We usually aim for the thinnest pasta as possible. Collect any leftover scraps and re-roll and cut until all the dough has been used.
If you don’t want to use your noodles yet, you can let dry for a couple hours then package them in an airtight container and store in a cool place for up to a week. To cook, drop homemade noodles into boiling water and boil until fully cooked, about 2 to 4 minutes, depending on how thick your noodles are. Always test first and adjust the time as necessary.
Homemade Egg Noodle Recipe
Once you realize just how easy it is to make your own fresh pasta, you might just never go back. If you have chickens at home, this is a great way to use up some of those eggs you have in abundance too! Fresh eggs make fresh pasta that much better!
Homemade Egg Noodles
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons kosher salt
- 3 large egg yolks
- 1 large egg
- ¼ cup water
- Mix together the flour and salt with clean fingers on the work surface. Create a well and add the yolks and egg. Continuing with your fingers, work the egg into the dough.
- Add the water 1 teaspoon at a time and work the dough until it holds together. Continue kneading the dough for 10-15 minutes. Roll the dough to the desired thickness and cut it into your desired width. Collect any leftover scraps and re-roll and cut until all the dough has been used.
- To cook, drop noodles into boiling water and boil until fully cooked, about 2 to 4 minutes, depending on how thick your noodles are. Always test first and adjust the time as necessary.
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