In my family, homemade egg noodles are spelled C-O-M-F-O-R-T F-O-O-D. It wasn’t long after Gabriel and I married (and I subsequently began cooking gluten-free) that I realized that life would not be complete until I learned to make gluten-free egg noodles.
Okay so, perhaps I’m being a little dramatic, but I do love big, wide, egg noodles, and fortunately making them with gluten-free flours really isn’t any different than making them with wheat. They’re one of the few things you can add nearly as much flour to as you want without adverse affects. Isn’t that great? So often with gluten-free recipes, we have to be so careful about adding too much flour, and sometimes that makes recipes hard to handle.
I offer one tip for getting them off the counter-top without breaking:
Yes, a spatula with thin edges. It’s great!
See? No problems.
Gluten-Free Egg Noodles
- 1 egg or 2 egg yolks
- 1 tsp. water
- 1 tsp. oil
- pinch of salt
- Gluten-free flour (I recommend this mix), roughly 1/2 to 2/3 of a cup
Beat together first four ingredients. Mix in enough flour to form a ball. Sprinkle more flour onto a flat non-stick surface (I just use my counter top) and roll the dough as thin as you can or want it – usually about as thick as a quarter or tortilla (sometimes I leave it rather thick and then cut very thin strips for a change). Use a knife or pizza cutter to cut strips. Drop noodle strips into simmering broth.
That’s all there is to it. I love to flash freeze theese on cookie sheets and then store them in zip-top bags to have on hand for when one of us get the notion for homemade chicken-noodle soup.
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