Friday, August 6, 2010

30 Things to Make Before I Turn 30: Homemade Noodles

I was so nervous to try making these homemade noodles, a family recipe from Jody, a former student's parent and fellow home cook enthusiast. The whole time I made these, I was really doubting myself. I was unsure that I was doing ANYTHING correctly - was I rolling the dough thin enough? Should I not have used half whole wheat flour and half regular flour? Did I cut the noodles thin enough? Am I boiling them long enough? And on and on.  Jody warned me that it took her a while to master these noodles from her Grandma, so I know I need to make them again. I enjoyed the challenge of these noodles and this experience reminded me that it is  good for me to cook outside my comfort zone. 

Overall I am pleased with how they turned out. I served shredded chicken with pan juice, onions and celery over them (recipe to follow next) but Jody says they are really good with mashed potatoes, chicken and gravy, or just butter, salt, and pepper.
Homemade Noodles
Thanks to Jody for sharing this treasured family recipe with me!

Printable Version

4 eggs, beaten 
2 cups of flour
Dash of salt
Chicken broth or Beef broth
Mix ingredients together in a medium bowl until it forms together. Flour the counter top and knead dough a few times to get it covered in flour. Roll the dough out thin, the thinner the better. Let it dry on both sides. 
Cut thin strips and dry some more, tossing around to get rid of the excess flour. Bring broth to a boil in a large pot and cook for 15 minutes, or until tender. 


  1. Well I'm impressed! Chris wants to make homemade pasta too, but he's holding out for a Kitchen Aid stand mixer with a pasta attachment.

  2. How awesome to come across your blog! My name is Ashley, and one of the things on my 30 before 30 is to make pasta from scratch. I just may be using your recipe in the next 6 years!

  3. I use the exact same recipe!! I also cook them in broth just like you do! people who havnt tried this yet are missing out



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