Check out my post on What to do With Extra Eggs.
Homemade Egg Noodles
If you’ve never made your own egg noodles, you don’t know what you’re missing! I don’t make my own pasta very often, since it is pretty inexpensive at the store. However, since I’ve switched over to purchasing mostly organic food, I know I can save quite a bit by making more of our food from scratch.
I have plenty of fresh, organic eggs, bulk organic flour, and organic olive oil on hand, and making egg noodles is pretty quick and easy. It’s one more way to use up some of the extra eggs I have on hand, and I control what goes in them.
Egg Noodle Recipe
- 2 cups flour (I used organic whole wheat)
- 3 eggs (I used 2 large duck eggs)
- 1 Tbs olive oil
- 1 1/2 tsp water
- 1/2 tsp salt
- dried herbs and pepper (optional)
Measure flour out onto a clean counter or board. Make a well in the center and add salt, pepper, herbs, olive oil, eggs, and water to well.
Use your fingers to mix the ingredients together until well blended. You may need to add more flour or water, depending on the humidity levels. Dough should be not be sticky.
Knead dough and add a light dusting of flour if it is sticky. Knead until dough is smooth and elastic.
Wrap in plastic and leave at room temperature for 10 to 45 minutes. Cut dough in half and roll each half out on a lightly floured surface to about 1/4″ thick.
Roll the dough up, jelly roll style, and use a sharp knife to cut into 1/2″ to 1″ wide strips.
Unroll the strips and hang to dry for half an hour or so before cooking. This will help prevent them from getting mushy.
Drying Egg Noodles for Storing and Prepping
If you would like to dry the noodles for storage, make sure that they are completely dry before storing in an airtight container. Check them after a few hours to make sure that no moisture is forming on inside of container. If this happens, dry the noodles for a longer period of time, or they will get moldy. You can dry noodles near a wood stove or other source of heat, but make sure the temps don’t get too warm, or your noodles will dry on the outside while remaining moist inside. You can use a food dehydrator for drying them too!
To Cook Your Noodles
Add a pinch of salt and a few drops of olive oil to a pot of water, then bring water to a boil. Add noodles. Cook until noodles are tender, or they float to the top. Serve with tomato sauce, stir fried vegetables, or melted butter and garlic.
Do you make your own pasta? What are your favorite recipes for using egg noodles?