WENDISH NOODLES (TRADITIONAL STYLE)

sallye bates

By
@grandedame

Recipe compliments of the Wendish Heritage Society of Texas.

The Wends are a Slavic sect from Lusaitia, now part of eastern Germany, who immigrated to Central Texas in 1854 to escape persecution by the Prussians. The settlers formed a community near Gidding, TX where they could speak their own language and practice their Lutheran faith.

You can order pre-made noodles online from Weikel's Bakery, 2247 W State Hwy 71 Bypass, LaGrangeTX or at their website weikels.com

All proceeds from sale of noodles goes to support and maintain the society


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Serves:

4-6

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

25 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

NOODLES

1 large
egg
3 Tbsp
water
1-1/2 to 2 c
white flour

COOKED NOODLES:

5 c
chicken or vegatable broth
1 stick
butter
1 pinch
nutmeg (optional)
1 c
fresh chopped parslely

Directions Step-By-Step

1
TO MAKE NOODLES:

Beat egg and water together

Add flour until you get a stiff dough

Turn out onto floured surface and roll into thin rectangle

Allow to set until stiff, but not dry

Cut into noodle strips

If you have one, you can use a pasta machine
2
COOKED NOODLES:

Bring broth to a rolling boil, add the butter and the pinch of nutmeg

When butter is melted, add noodles

Cook for 10 minutes

Add chopped parsley and serve
3
ALTERNATE COOKING METHOD:

Cook the noodles for 3-4 minutes as directed above, turn off the heat, cover with foil and a lid and let stand for several minutes before serving (steam and hot broth will finish the cooking)

This method allows the noodles to absorb more of the broth while steaming

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pasta, Pasta Sides
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: German
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy