|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
|Servings: 4 servings|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 9g||12%|
|Saturated Fat 3g||13%|
|Total Carbohydrate 16g||6%|
|Dietary Fiber 2g||6%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
Homemade noodles are easier to make than you may think; they're just flour, eggs, and salt. If you've tried making Italian homemade pasta before but weren't thrilled with the process or the results, these egg noodles are much simpler and easier to work with. With these egg noodles, you don't have to roll the dough out as thinly as you would for Italian-style pasta.
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Gather the ingredients.
Combine the flour and salt in a large shallow bowl or on a clean work surface. Make a well in the center, almost like a "bowl" of flour, to hold the eggs. Crack the eggs into it.
Use a fork to beat the eggs and then gradually start incorporating the flour into the eggs (as you beat them, they will slowly but surely take up some flour from along the edge of where the eggs meet the flour).
Keep stirring and pulling in more flour until a solid dough forms. The dough will be sticky. Don't worry, you'll be working in more flour in a moment. Add too much flour now and the extra flour needed to roll out the noodles will lead to a dry rather than tender noodle in the end.
Turn the dough out onto a well-floured work surface. With well-floured hands, knead the dough, incorporating more flour as necessary to keep it from sticking to either the work surface or your hands, until the dough is smooth and firm and no longer sticky. This takes roughly 5 to 10 minutes.
Wrap the dough with plastic wrap and chill it for at least 30 minutes and up to overnight.
Divide the chilled dough into 2 pieces and work with one half of the dough at a time.
On a well-floured surface, roll out the dough to the desired thickness (anywhere from 1/4-inch to paper-thin, depending on your preference). Be sure to rotate, or otherwise move the dough, between each pass of the rolling pin to keep the dough from sticking to the work surface underneath. Sprinkle everything with flour—including lifting the dough and flouring the work surface again—as necessary to keep the dough from sticking.
Use a sharp knife or pizza cutting wheel to cut the noodles. You can make them as narrow or wide as you like but cut them as evenly as possible to ensure a uniform cooking time. If you fold the dough to cut, make sure it is floured so it does not stick together.
Lay the noodles on a cooling or drying rack and let them sit until ready to cook. Repeat rolling and cutting with the remaining half of the dough.
Boil the noodles in well-salted water until tender to the bite (2 to 10 minutes for fresh noodles depending on the thickness). Drain and serve.
- You can let these uncooked noodles air-dry on a drying rack until completely dry and store them in an air-tight container at room temperature for up to a month. The noodles will snap in half when completely dried. Cook dried egg noodles for 10-12 minutes.
- You may be tempted to store the uncooked noodles in the fridge or freezer in an effort to keep them "fresh." Avoid this temptation. It's strange, but true that they keep much better dried than they do in the refrigerator, where they will get soggy.
- If you have a pasta roller, you can use that instead of a rolling pin when rolling out the dough, if you like. This will lead to more evenly formed noodles.