Homemade Egg Noodles

Homemade Egg NoodlesI had never thought of making my own noodles until we got chickens.  Once all seventeen  ladies started laying, anything with the word “egg” in it caught my attention, so I decided to give egg noodles a try.  I’m so glad I did because they are DELICIOUS and fun to make.  My girls love to help make them, and noodles are surprisingly forgiving.  You really can’t mess them up.  🙂

If you have fancy equipment like a food processor and or a pasta maker, please feel free to utilize them and make your noodle making experience a little easier.  I don’t have either one of those things….. and that’s where kids come in handy.

Put a cup of all purpose flour in a mixing bowl and add 2 eggs with 1/4 teaspoon of salt.

flour and eggsStir until you have a sticky clump of dough, then turn it out on a well floured surface.  Knead the dough until its smooth and no longer sticky or clumpy.  You will need to add flour as you knead to keep it from sticking to the table and your hands.  (Okay, I know that’s bad, but I couldn’t resist!)  The amount of flour you add will depend on how big your eggs were.  If you get too much flour and it gets too dry just add a little water.  Like I said, it’s forgiving….just keep kneading and adding until you have a nice smooth dough.  When you have achieved a nice smooth unstickyness, put the dough into a plastic bag and let it rest for about 15 minutes.

After it has had a rest, sprinkle flour on the table, the dough, and the rolling pin.  You don’t want it sticking to anything.

Egg Noodle Dough Roll the dough out very thin.  The noodles will puff up when you cook them, so the thinner the better.  Cut the dough into strips with a knife or a pizza cutter.  You can make long skinny noodles, short fat noodles, or any size in between.  What kind you make will depend on what you are going to use them for.  If the kids are “helping”, you will end up with an interesting variety of shapes and sizes!  It’s all good, cuz it all eats good! 😀

egg noodlesYou can cook them right away in boiling salt water, or by adding them to a simmering pot of soup.  They will only take a couple minutes to cook, so keep your eye on them.  You can also put them on a cooling rack to dry.  It will take two to several hours to dry depending on how thick they are.  When they are COMPLETELY dried, store them in a bag or a jar for up to a month.

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Homemade Egg Noodles
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 cup of flour
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
Instructions
  1. Put all the ingredients into a bowl and stir until it all comes together, it will be sticky and lumpy.
  2. Turn the dough out on a well floured surface, knead and add flour until you have a nice smooth dough that is not sticky. If you get to much flour just add a little water until you get it right.
  3. When you have the right consistency put the dough in a plastic bag and let it rest for about 15 minutes.
  4. Place the dough on a well floured surface and sprinkle flour on the dough and rolling pin.
  5. Roll dough out very thin and cut into noodles with a knife or pizza cutter.
  6. You can cook them right away in boiling salt water or dry them completely and store for up to a month.

 

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25 thoughts on “Homemade Egg Noodles

  1. Hi Grace! I really am glad you shared this recipe! I’m getting more eggs than I know what do to with! I hope to make these egg noodles this week! Blessings from Bama!

  2. How fun to have little helpers! 🙂
    I made egg noodles recently and they were really good! I put the extra in the freezer but haven’t tried them yet to see how they are.

  3. Yummy! I love egg noodles…they are so much simpler to make than people would think! Oh, and yea…when you have what seems like a gazillion eggs it’s nice to find any additional recipes that will use them up!

  4. there is no comparison to the taste of homemade noodles to those you buy in the store that processed. I always loved homemade noodles. As a child my grandmother taught me to make them and I have never forgotten the great taste or the experience. Visiting from Tuesday With A Twist Blog Hop.

  5. OH my goodness. I have had an electric pasta machine for 3 years and didn’t even know how to use it (I got it at a restaurant supply auction for a couple dollars because I have always wanted to make pasta.) I read your blog and immidiately got up and made these! they are hanging to dry right now. I cant wait to cook them… hmm going to have to find a recipe for egg noodles now~ lol

    1. Just served a delicious pasta with a creamy sauce and my husband declared.. thats it, were never buying dried pasta again. So easy, fun and yummy!!! Thank you for the motivation!

      1. Isn’t it amazing how much better homemade pasta is!! Thanks so much for taking the time to let me know you liked it. 🙂 I have to admit I’m jealous of your pasta machine…I need to get me one!

  6. Oooh these look so good! I really need to try making my own pasta. Thanks for sharing with us at the HomeAcre Hop. We’d love to have you back again this morning. 🙂

  7. Love homemade noodles. I make them all the time, especially for my homemade hamburger helper. My only problem is when I put the in the pan to cook they clump together. Does anyone know how to stop that from happening? TIA

    1. Hi Brandi, are you letting the noodles dry a bit before you cook them? The dryer mine are the less they stick together. Have you tried adding a little olive oil to the boiling water? That might help?? Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

      1. I make them at least two hours before I need them. Most of the time they go into my hamburger helper so they aren’t boiled separately in water.

  8. These look great! I love homemade noodles, they make the best comfort food. I was wondering if these dry well and how long they keep.

  9. When I make noodles, after rolling them out, then I roll them up like you would cinnamon rolls.Make sure you have lots of flour on them so they don’t stick together. Then I can cut them to any width I want. Then, just pick them up and lightly shake them out. This will remove excess flour. If I’m not going to use them all right away, I let them dry good and freeze them in my plastic bags. My mom always did them like this so this is an old tried and true method. Its much faster to do them this way. Let me know if you try this way and like it!

  10. Can you use a stand up mixer with bread hook to knead the dough? I want to make noodles for the church Bazaar and a lot of them so I want to make them as fast and easy as possible!

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