Mamas homemade egg noodles
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- 1 cup, plus 1 rounded tablespoon flour
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 1 egg, plus 1 yoke
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- broth from, chicken or other stock
1On a bread board or in a large bowl, make a mound of the flour with a hollow in the middle. Beat milk, eggs, and salt together with a fork. Place in the hollow spot. Mix together from the outside in toward the center until you have a stiff dough. Let set for 5 minutes or so, no longer than 10 minutes, then roll out in two batches, as thin as you can. Keep flouring the dough as needed to keep dough from sticking to rolling pin. Roll up very tightly. Slice the rolled dough into thin strips. Separate at once and hang over a broomstick, or spread out on a table. Let dry 2 hours. Ten minutes before serving, drop into gently boiling broth, stirring constantly so that the noodles do not stick together. Noodles will be ready to serve when no longer doughy the clinging flour on the noodles will thicken the broth.
2I have my own recipe that was passed down from my Grandmother, to Mother. To make the dough, I mix 1 egg to each 1/2 cup of flour for breads, with about 2 tablespoons of whole milk to bind. The dough should be placed on a well floured white sheet. Roll out the dough to about 1/8 inch circle. Flour the top of the rolled dough, and cover with the other side of the sheet to dry. Depending on humidity, dry from 3 to 5 hours. Roll the dough from one side to the other like you would cookie dough. Using a sharp knife, from one side of the rolled dough, cut slices of about 1/4 inch each. Shake out coils of dough, and break into smaller pieces if desired. Then you will add the noodles to the boiling broth, bring to a boil, stirring continuously, reduce heat to simmer, cover and cook for about 30 to 40 minutes to absorb the broth and increase the size of the noodles. Stir occasionally to keep from sticking the the bottom of the pan. If you don't want to cook your noodles that day, place them in freezer bags and freeze up to 3 months.
To use noodles with Chicken, you can boil a whole chicken, or if you are picky like me, just boneless, skinless chicken breasts. I add about 3 quarts of water in a stock pot, add the chicken, and boil till tender (about 1 1/2 hours). I remove the chicken and place on a plate to cool. Skim the particles off the top of the "broth", add 2 cans of low fat chicken broth, 1 stick of butter or margerine to the pot, and 2 tablespoons of powdered chicken boullion to the broth. After chicken is cooled (about 20 minutes), shred into pieces. Bring broth to a boil, add the noodles and stir continuously to keep from sticking to the bottom of the pan. Add the shredded chicken. After it comes to a boil, reduce heat to simmer, and cover. Simmer for 30 to 40 minutes. You have a main course meal.