Once you try these simple homemade noodles, you’ll never go back to store bought noodles! All you need is some flour, salt, eggs, love, and a rolling pin to make this homemade egg noodles recipe.
For some reason, making homemade noodles can seem like an arduous and time intensive task. It seems like a place of mystery for a lot of home cooks.
However, this couldn’t be further from the truth! Although there is additional time you have to consider when you make noodles (e.g. putting your dough in the fridge for ½ hour, letting your noodles dry), the actual work is quick and easy!
Making these homemade noodles
There really isn’t a recipe simpler than egg-based homemade noodles! All you need is flour, salt, and eggs. Start by mixing the flour and salt, then create a well in the center; crack the eggs into the middle.
Some people swear by using a flour well when combining ingredients; others think that it doesn’t change anything. Or that it may only matter if you’re mixing the ingredients on a flat surface, not a bowl. I find that flour wells allow me to mix wet and dry ingredients evenly with the least amount of work.
Once the flour begins to form sticky dough, place it on a floured surface and get to kneading!
Knead until your dough becomes smooth and elastic on the surface, usually around 10 minutes.
Place your dough in the fridge for at least ½ hour before rolling it out. Roll noodles to desired thickness; they don’t have to be paper thin. In fact in many southern kitchens, homemade noodles are a bit thick, perfect for serving under gravy.
Pro tip: Use a pizza cutter for cutting the noodles into strips. After you slice the noodles, leave them out on a rack to dry for 2 hours at room temperature before storing them.
Storing your noodles
These noodles store great in the fridge (in an airtight container) for several days. You can also store them in the freezer for up to 8 months!
When you’re ready to use them, pop them in a pot of boiling water and cook for 1-2 minutes. Trust me, after you’ve tried fresh, homemade noodles, you won’t want to eat store bought ones anymore!
- 1 cup flour
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 2 eggs
1. Whisk together flour and salt. Create a well in the middle.
2. Crack eggs into the well. Using a fork, whisk eggs allowing flour to mix into the dough slowly. Stir until a dough forms. The dough will be sticky.
3. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead the dough until it becomes smooth and shiny.
4. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to overnight.
5. On a floured surface, roll the dough to desired thickness. (Remember, they will swell a bit as you cook them.)
6. Using a pizza cutter, cut noodles into even shapes. As an alternative, lightly flour the top of the dough and then roll the dough loosely like you would a rolled cake. Use a sharp knife to cut in equal pieces. Unroll the noodles to dry.
7. To dry, place on a wire rack for 2 to 3 hours. Package noodles in an airtight container. Refrigerate for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 8 months.
8. To cook, bring 3 quarts of water and 1 teaspoon salt to a boil. Slowly add noodles to the boiling water to avoid sticking and cook for 1 to 2 minutes. Drain well if adding a sauce.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 299Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 186mgSodium: 601mgCarbohydrates: 48gFiber: 2gSugar: 0gProtein: 13g