Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Great Grandma (Emmy) Fitzpatrick's Homemade Noodles

My Grandmother's Mother taught her how to make these noodles and my Grandmother finally taught me!

To make Noodles
4 C. Flour
6 Large Eggs
3/4 C. Milk
Salt (to taste)

In a large bowl measure out flour, dig a "well" in the middle and place eggs, milk, and salt in the middle of the well. Flour hands and mix flour into the middle and knead the dough until stiff.
Divide dough into 3 or 4 pieces (easier to work with) flour surface and roll dough out thin(re-dust surface with flour as needed, it will not hurt the dough). Allow dough to rest for 30 minutes rolled out. Cut noodles to desired size (some people roll the dough up into a log and cut the noodles that way-others keep it flat and use a pizza cutter) Place noodles on a large cookie sheet lined with wax paper-allow to dry out overnight.(I let mine dry out overnight and all the way until dinnertime the next day)

To Cook Noodles
2- 48oz + 1- 14oz can of chicken broth (or if you boil your own chicken and make broth you can use that)
8-16oz water
Bring broth/water mixture(salt/pepper/garlic powder/onion powder to taste) to a boil and boil noodles(on med. high or slightly lower so it doesn't boil over) 10 minutes with lid on, 10 minutes with lid off. If they are not tender enough boil another 10 minutes, it depends on the thickness of your noodles! :)

*I know some people cook a whole chicken and tear it up and put it in, I only had 2 packages of thin sliced chicken breasts and they worked just as well, I boiled them until cooked in the chicken broth before I cooked the noodles, then strained the broth(to get out all the yuck) and place it back in the pan and added water to boil the noodles-tore up the chicken and threw it in with the noodles!