These homemade Chinese egg noodles are, in a word, incredible. Their chewy, bouncy texture is unmatched. Although I adore the homemade Chinese noodles we make with just flour and water, I think I may have found a new favorite.
Asian grocery stores typically make it easy to buy fresh egg noodles. Making them from scratch is ideal today, though, when everyone is attempting to cut back on trips to the grocery store and has a little more free time.
Since they’re so delicious and simple to make (it takes me less than an hour), I’ll be making my own from now on.
Compared to traditional white noodles made only from flour and water, egg noodles are a little bit more adaptable.
Egg noodles are fantastic in noodle soups and dishes where the noodles are tossed in sauce. They can also be stir-fried. The protein in the eggs makes them more resilient.
The dough is also enriched by the fat in the eggs for a silkier texture and richer flavor. Amen to that!.
You can roll and cut these noodles by hand, as we demonstrated in our first homemade noodle recipe. But if you have a pasta roller and cutter, everything just got a lot simpler.
On the weekends, my grandfather (my mom’s father) enjoyed perusing his neighborhood for garage sales. When he and my grandma visited, he would frequently buy items for our family that he believed we would enjoy and display them.
Some of his best finds were kitchen appliances, none of which cost more than $5 or $10, which I believe was his spending cap.
I used his excellent toaster while I was in college, and I still brew my coffee every morning in the tiny espresso maker he found.
But the Italian-imported mechanical pasta roller he gave us years ago is my most recent prized possession. It has been collecting dust in my cabinet, which is really a crime. Until NOW.
It rolls pasta and noodles so beautifully. I must tell you that in the past week, I’ve made no fewer than four batches.
I would highly recommend this mechanical hand-crank pasta roller, but you do need a surface with a lip to clamp it down firmly. If you have an electric stand mixer but no suitable surface, you could try the pasta roller attachment.
In this article, I’ll demonstrate how to use a pasta roller to roll and cut these noodles. If you don’t have one, don’t worry. You can still roll and cut homemade white noodles by hand using the instructions in this post.
Ingredients (US cup = 240ml )
The recipe card’s alternative quantities are only for the original, 1x recipe.
Follow my comprehensive step-by-step photo instructions and suggestions above the recipe card for the best results.
Can homemade egg noodles be frozen?
The urge to keep the raw noodles “fresh” may tempt you to put them in the refrigerator or freezer. ” Avoid this temptation. They really do keep better when dried than when refrigerated, where they will get soggy.
Many of our essential suggestions apply whether you’re making homemade egg noodles or plain white noodles:
How do you cook egg noodles?
In a bowl, crack 1 egg and whisk it with a fork. Add the beaten egg to the skillet with the noodles. When the noodles are fully cooked, stir in the scrambled egg. This should take 2 to 4 minutes.
Do you soak egg noodles before cooking?
Just until tender, soak in hot water for 5 to 15 minutes. It is not necessary to soak the noodles before adding them to a soup. Do not soak if you are deep-frying the noodles. Cooking Time: Add the finished product to the boiling water and simmer for one to three minutes.
Do you have to let homemade egg noodles dry before cooking?
To avoid the growth of salmonella, they should only be allowed to hang for two hours while drying at room temperature. The drying of noodles in a food dehydrator is also possible; the recommended drying time is two to four hours at 135F.
How long should you cook egg noodles?
Using high heat, bring a sizable pot of salted water to a rolling boil. To prevent them from sticking, add the egg noodles and stir. Cook until just past al dente, about 10 minutes.