In this article, we will answer the question “How to store homemade egg noodles?”, and how to make egg noodles at home?
How to store homemade egg noodles?
In the refrigerator
Before storing your homemade egg noodles in the fridge, dry them thoroughly for at least 2 hours by spreading them on a wire cooling rack. Different types of pasta with different shoes, sizes, and thicknesses will take varied times for drying completely.
Drying the pasta is important or else the moisture on the surface and the already humid environment of the fridge will lead to bacterial and mold growth on your delicate egg noodles.
After the noodles have dried completely, place them in an air-tight container or a plastic bag. Keep it at a steady temperature of 4℉ or below. Store up to 3 days.
In the freezer
Frozen homemade egg noodles will keep fresh for about 8 months. For safe storage, let the noodles dry thoroughly for at least 1-2 hours. After they are completely dry, place them in a freezer bag. Label the bag and put it in the freezer.
Frozen pasta does not have to be defrosted. Just put it directly in the boiling water straight from the freezer.
How to make egg noodles at home?
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 tsp. table salt or 1tsp Kosher salt
- 1 cup all-purpose flour (120g)
- 1–3 tsp water
Mix the dough
First, gather all the ingredients. Then take a bowl and whisk salt and flour. Now, make a well in the center of the dry dry ingredients. In a separate bowl, beauty eggs with oil and water. When combined thoroughly, add this liquid mixture to the well in the dry mixture. Stir using a wooden spoon to mix the dough. The dough should be sticky at this point.
Knead the dough
Dust your work counter with some flour and place the sticky dough on it. Now is the time to start kneading your dough gently until it is smooth and elastic. The whole process will take about 8-10 minutes. Fold and push the dough until desired texture is achieved. Then let the dough sit covered for about 10 minutes. The kneaded dough can be freeze-stored for about 3 months. It can be used after defrosting.
Roll the dough
Cur the dough into 4 equal sections using a sharp knife or blade. On a well-dusted counter, roll each section of the dough to a 12 by 9-inch rectangle. Alternatively, you can process it in the pasta machine to 1/16″ (4 mm) thickness.
Sprinkle both sides of the rolled dough with some flour and let it sit for about 20 minutes uncovered at room temperature. The dough can be rolled using a pin roller, however, using a pasta maker for this purpose will save you a lot of time and effort. Invest in a good pasta maker if you frequently make your own egg noodles at home.
Cut the noodles
Carefully roll the dough to form a spiral. Cut ¼-inch-wide strips if you want to make fettuccini or ⅛-inch for linguine shape. The cutting should be made crosswise to the dough. Unroll the strips followed by cutting the dough into 2-3 inch thick lengths. Now is your call to either dry and store the noodles for later use or cook them right away.
How to eat Egg noodles?
Use egg noodles to make Noodle Pudding. Butter, cream cheese, eggs and milk added to this pudding make it rich and creamy.
How to cook homemade noodles?
Substitute 6-8 ounces of your homemade egg noodles with every 4-ounces of the raw store-bought pasta called for in a recipe. Use ½ to 2-ounces of your homemade egg noodles when serving them as a side dish. Use 3 ounces per serving when serving them as the main curse.
- Add salt and 3 quartz of water in a large pot. Bring it to a boil.
- Add the egg noodles. To prevent the noodles from sticking and let the water boil at the same time, add one strip at a time.
- Reduce the flame and let the pasta boil, uncovered, for about 2 minutes or until parboiled.
- Stir the noodles occasionally during boiling to keep them from sticking.
- Drain the noodles and proceed with your recipe.
In this article, we answered the question “How to store homemade egg noodles?”, and how to make egg noodles at home?