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Grandma Stine’s Homemade Egg Noodles

Grandma Stine’s Homemade Egg Noodles . . .

Have you ever made homemade egg noodles? If you haven’t, you are missing out on a tasty pasta experience. If you think the process is daunting, you are wrong. These egg noodles, made like my children’s Great-Grandma Stine, are relatively easy. The recipe is quite “old-fashioned” (“use a half egg shell of milk”:)) But, the result will be delicious noodles for a Chicken and Noodles dish, or Chicken Noodle soup. You can probably think of other recipes to use Grandma Stine’s Homemade Egg Noodles in.

Making Grandma Stine’s Homemade Egg Noodles . . .

When I was first married, years ago, my mother-in-law wrote out some of the favorite recipes of her family. One of them was Grandma Stine’s Homemade Egg Noodles. I, as a young married person, wanted to know how to make them, but was afraid of the process. At some point along the way, she showed me how to make them.

The first step is to pour about 3 cups of flour into a bowl. Then, make a “well”, or hole, in the flour. (The original recipe calls for 5-6 cups of flour, but I could never get that much flour to mix together with 1/2 egg shell of milk and 1 egg.)

After making the well in the flour, the egg is beaten in a bowl with milk and some salt and pepper. Then the egg mixture is poured into the “well” in the flour.

At this point, you stir the egg mixture with a fork, gradually pulling the flour into the egg mixture. Once, as much of the flour is mixed in and the dough will form into a ball, place it on a floured surface. Let rest a bit.

The hardest part of making these Homemade Egg Noodles is rolling them out. The dough has to be thin. You may need to get your hubby to help roll!

Once the dough is rolled as thin as possible, sprinkle with flour, fold in half, sprinkle with more flour, then fold in half again. The dough is folded in half, then in a fourth.

Rolling the dough up will be the next step. Roll it, jelly-roll style, as tightly as you can because you are going to slice it really thin.

Time to slice the noodles! You need to use a really sharp knife. It makes the process so much easier! Slice the entire noodle roll in thin strips.

The last step is to gently separate the strips into a pile, sprinkle with more flour, then cover with a towel for at least 2 hours. I think Grandma Stine and my mother-in-law actually let their noodles dry overnight on the counter, covered with a clean towel.

Finally, you can add Grandma’s Homemade Egg Noodles to your favorite chicken or turkey soup. Or, make Chicken and Noodles. I don’t have a recipe for that yet, but I’m looking. That’s how they used these noodles . . . Grandma Stine’s Chicken and Noodles. So good! Grandma Stine’s Homemade Egg Noodles are a little time consuming, but they are worth the effort, at least for special occasions.

What recipe would you add Grandma Stine’s Homemade Egg Noodles to?

Grandma Stine’s Homemade Egg Noodles

These Homemade Egg Noodles are a tradition in my children’s Gran’s family. Every Thanksgiving and Christmas, several of the family members gather at Gran’s house to make Grandma Stein’s noodles. The traditional dish they make is Chicken and Noodles.

Course:

Pasta

Cuisine:

American

Author: Maribeth

Ingredients

  • 1
    egg
  • 1/2
    eggshell
    milk
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 5-6
    cups
    flour
    (I only used 3 cups because that’s all I could get mixed in with the egg/milk mixture)

Instructions

  1. Put the flour in a bowl and make a hole in the middle of the bowl of flour.

  2. In a small bowl, mix egg and milk together.

  3. Add salt and pepper to the egg mixture. Stir to combine.

  4. Pour the egg mixture into the hole in the flour.

  5. With a fork, start mixing the egg mixture with the flour until it becomes a stiff dough. It takes a lot of flour.

  6. Place dough on a floured surface. Roll out very thin in a pie crust shape.

  7. Sprinkle with flour. Fold in half.

  8. Sprinkle with flour again. Fold the half in half.

  9. Roll up like a jelly roll. Slice thin.

  10. Lightly sift flour through the noodles with your fingers to separate them. Cover with a clean towel. Let set for at least 2 hours.

  11. To cook: Drop noodles in boiling chicken broth. Keep broth boiling while dropping a few noodles in at a time, stirring gently to keep from sticking together. 

  12. Add cooked, cut up chicken. Serve hot.

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