LifestyleYoung housewives may not know this recipe: Grandma's two-minute delicious noodles

Young housewives may not know this recipe: Grandma's two‑minute delicious noodles

Made dumplings
Made dumplings
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5:58 PM EST, November 18, 2023

Homemade noodles are an excellent alternative to store-bought pasta. Paired with chicken soup, they make for a heavenly and unforgettable dish. My grandmother was truly a master when it came to these delectable additions to soup. She was able to make them in only two minutes and trust me, when combined with chicken soup, the taste surpasses even the most exquisite dishes you’ll find in top-rated restaurants.

These homemade noodles are a classic staple in Polish cuisine. The usual method involves mixing all the ingredients in a bowl and dropping spoonfuls of the mixture into boiling water. However, my grandmother had a unique twist on this process. She would pour the mixture into a bag and cut off the tip, allowing the noodles to cook even faster. Smaller holes result in finer noodles, while larger cut-offs produce thicker ones. This nifty trick is a lifesaver, especially when a quick meal preparation is needed.

A quick homemade noodle recipe

As with any recipe, you'll want to start by gathering all the necessary ingredients. In this case, you only need three items:

  • 2 eggs,
  • salt,
  • 8 flat tablespoons of flour.

Directions:

Boiled dumplings
Boiled dumplings© Youtube | Środa Gotuje
  1. Break the eggs into a bowl or container. Add the flour and salt. Blend everything with a blender or mixer. Allow the mixture to rest for fifteen minutes.
  2. Bring salted water to a boil in a large pot.
  3. Transfer the noodle mixture into a special cone-shaped bag (similar to those used for icing cakes or applying creams). Snip off a portion of the cone. If you prefer thicker noodles, make a slightly larger hole in the bag.
  4. Slowly pour the mixture into the boiling water. Allow the noodles to cook for about two minutes, stirring 2–3 times.
  5. Once the noodles are ready, use a slotted spoon to remove them and rinse with cold water. Alternatively, you can drain the noodles in a colander and then rinse them with cold water.

These homemade noodles are the perfect addition to chicken soup. You can bypass the boiling and straining process by directly pouring the noodle mixture into your boiling chicken soup, making for a quick and mouthwatering dish.

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