Simple Egg Noodle Recipe
As a child, I can only recall my dad cooking dinner once in a blue moon. But when he did take that duty on, these simple, yet delicious, egg noodles were one of his mainstays. How simple you ask? Try just four ingredients that you probably already have on hand.
My dad was born and raised in Kansas, the heartland of America. His food preferences were simple . . . definitely a "meat and potatoes" guy if ever there was one. And while my mom was usually the one doing the cooking for our family, my dad would fill in for her every now and then. I have very fond childhood memories of watching him prepare these very simple, but versatile, egg noodles. I've always known them as "Grandma Wyatt's Egg Noodles" because the recipe was passed to my dad from the Wyatt family whose farm my dad worked on as a teenager. They Wyatts considered my dad a second son, and my dad fondly referred to them as Ma and Pa Wyatt. We lost my dad two years ago this month, but whenever I make these egg noodles, I feel like he's right there with me in the kitchen.
Egg Noodles Recipe
Makes 2-4 servings
+ 2 eggs
+ 1 tsp salt
+ 4 Tbsp cream
+ 2 cups flour (plus a little extra to sprinkle on your countertop)
1. Lightly beat eggs and combine all ingredients in a medium size bowl.
2. Mix ingredients to make a stiff dough (add a touch more cream if your dough is too dry).
3. Sprinkle surface where you will roll out dough + a rolling pin with flour. Place dough on surface and roll out approximately 1/4" thick or thinner. (I prefer my noodles a little on the thicker side.) Move the dough around and check underneath frequently as you're rolling it out to make sure it is not sticking. Let dough stand for 20 minutes.
4. Cut dough into strips and let stand on your surface for an additional two hours.
5. Drop into boiling water & cook for 10-15 minutes.
Here's where you get to be creative. Cooked noodles are perfect when paired with your favorite sauce or gravy. Or you can cook them in your favorite soup recipe or substitute them for the dumplings in Chicken & Dumplings.
I love an easy garlic butter sauce to turn these egg noodles into a delicious side dish. This simple sauce, again, uses ingredients you probably already have on hand.
Simply melt take 6 Tbsp of unsalted butter in a small saucepan or skillet. Once the butter has melted, add 8 cloves of minced garlic and saute for about 5 minutes (or until translucent and fragrant). Do not brown the garlic. Add salt and pepper to taste. Poor sauce over cooked noodles and gently stir to coat. Add some freshly grated cheese for extra flavor if you like!
The last time I made these noodles, I paired them with some green beans & almonds and an amazing (if I do say so myself) meatloaf using the recipe of Chef Tim Widrick of Edge Restaurant. You find that recipe here, and it is highly-recommended. Comfort food at its finest! What's your favorite comfort food? Leave a comment and let us know.
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