Dairy Free, Pantry Staple Recipe, Savory

Homemade pasta recipe (4 ingredients and super simple)

Today, I’m sharing a savory recipe instead of a sweet one. I originally found an egg noodle recipe on Sugar Spun Run (you have to check out her blog, it’s awesome!), and with a couple changes, I came up with a perfect noodle recipe. This recipe does not require a pasta machine, and has only 4 ingredients: flour, eggs, water, and salt (for taste).

How do I make these egg noodles?

Making these noodles requires no experience. You just need a little strength when rolling out the dough. First, you whisk the flour and salt together, and then after making a dome, you add the eggs and water. You mix it up, let it rest, roll it out, cut, and boil! In about an hour, you will have show-stopping noodles!

Can I make these ahead of time and store them?

I would recommend to cook these right away after cutting. You could also make them ahead of time, let them sit on a towel to dry out, and cook another time. They will take longer to cook, and you should let them sit for a maximum of 2 days (to avoid mold, etc.) I haven’t tried that yet so I would personally prefer making them, and then cooking them right away. These noodles are fool-proof. If the dough is too sticky, you add some more flour, and if it is too dry, you add some more water.

What can I use these noodles for?

You can technically use these in any recipe that calls for egg noodles. Egg noodles are quite similar to regular noodles; they just have a bit more egg and flavor. I would recommend eating these with some chicken soup, or with butter, paremsan, and pepper.

This recipe makes about 4 servings (1 1/2 cup of noodles each). This recipe works for a meal for a family of 4 or 5.

Ingredients:

2 cups of flour (plus more for dusting and additional dryness)

3 large eggs

1 teaspoon of salt

1 tablespoon of water (plus more in case the dough is too dry)

  1. Whisk together the flour and the salt in a large mixing bowl. Make a dome in the middle of it.
  2. Whisk together the eggs in a small bowl. Then add the the dome along with the water.
  3. Gently fold the ingredients together until it forms a nice dough. If the dough is too sticky, add more flour, about a tablespoon at a time. It the dough it too dry, add water about one teaspoon at a time. The dough should resemble playdough that is harder to break apart, and should be slightly tacky.
  4. Knead the dough for 8-10 minutes on a lightly floured surface.
  5. Place the dough back into the bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and let sit for 20 minutes. This helps the glluten develop.
  6. Cut the dough into 4ths, Roll out the dough to be very thin, about an 16th of an inch. Cut into strips with a pizza cutter or a butter knife. The strips should be about 6 inches tall and 1 centimeter wide. See my photo above.
  7. Boil for about 4-5 minutes or until tender to bite. Serve with your desired toppings! Enjoy!

What did you think? Comment below with any questions, or really anything!

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