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Great-Grandma’s Homemade Egg Noodles

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These homemade egg noodles are pure comfort food.  My great-grandma made them, then my maw-maw, my mom and now little dude. They are a must have around Thanksgiving, but we also make chicken and noodles at least a time or two throughout the year.

plate of homemade egg noodles, roasted turkey and brussels sprouts

    These homemade egg noodles are perfect for making chicken noodle soup. They are also great for beef and noodles or any variety of comfort foods. 

But they are perhaps most famous for showing up as a side dish on our Thanksgiving plates.  No matter how you serve them, they are fun to make and a great project for the family. Nothing tastes as good as homemade!

    Noodles were a staple at my mom’s Thanksgiving dinners growing up.  Turkey, stuffing and Thanksgiving noodles were the must haves.  Paw-Paw grew up eating these noodles.  When the hoosier moved to Illinois, the noodles had to come too.

    My Great-Grandma McCallum taught my Maw-Maw to make them after she and Paw-Paw got married.  The Buchsbaums took to them quickly!

    Mom says Thanksgiving was always a big to-do.  The silver had to be polished, the china and crystal came out.  Thanksgiving morning all the grandkids knew what their job was.

     Noodle making!  They had to be spread throughout the kitchen to dry.

cutting homemade egg noodles

My mom and her siblings used to love getting to visit Indiana as children.  They enjoyed yearly reunions at Turkey Run State Park.  Visiting their grandparents, Omer and Evelyn, in Crawfordsville was always a treat.

Paw-Paw called the area where they lived “Tinkersville.”  They had a home on an acre and a half a little south of town.  to the suburban kids, this was real country living.

pot of chicken and noodles with homemade egg noodles

Evelyn (my Great Callum) had a large garden and chickens. She would go get a chicken out of the backyard and fry it.  Scalloped corn, mashed potatoes and gravy, home grown green beans and homemade pies made with lard would finish the menu.

She was adamant that her pie crusts be made with lard and never butter, and where she got her lard for that pie would always be a topic of conversation.

dutch oven full of chicken and noodles.

The kids also like their grandparents’ house because they had a riding lawn mower, which they had a lot of fun playing with.  One of the favorite things in the house was the cuckoo clock that was brought here from Europe.  The kids would tell their friends they were going to visit their grandma and grandpa at the “cuckoo house.”

 I remember visiting Great Callum’s house in Indiana at least once as a child.  She moved to Florida when Maw-Maw and Paw-Paw did.  I remember her as a sweet woman who took extra peanuts on her Peanut Buster Parfait and ate a little slice off a Snicker’s bar for a snack, making one candy bar last for days.

She just so happened to be in town when we got an unexpected foal from a pony the vet assured us was not pregnant.  My mom thought it was a dalmatian when she first saw it and then exclaimed “it’s a baby!”  It’s funny how things like that stick out in your head.

Were you lucky enough to know your great-grandparents?  I had the great fortune of knowing 4 of mine and though they are gone now they live on in our memories and in our kitchens!

Yield: 4 Servings

Homemade Egg Noodles

dutch oven full of chicken and noodles

These homemade egg noodles are perfect for making chicken noodle soup. They are also great for beef and noodles or any variety of comfort foods.  But they are perhaps most famous for showing up as a side dish on our Thanksgiving plates.  No matter how you serve them, they are fun to make and a great project for the family. Nothing tastes as good as homemade!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 beaten egg
  • 2 Tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup flour (plus additional for rolling)

Instructions

  1. Mix together eggs, milk and salt. Add flour, a little at a time until it all comes together. You may not use it all.
  2. Let the dough rest for ten minutes.
  3. Turn onto a floured surface and roll out as thin as you can get it. (We actually like our noodles a little thicker, so we leave ours at about 1/8 thick or a bit more. It results in a more dumpling like noodle)
  4. Let the dough rest for 20 more minutes.
  5. Loosely roll dough and cut into strips.
  6. Lay the noodles out and let them dry.
  7. Break them into the size you like.
  8. Place in a pot of boiling stock. I like cook down a little onion, carrot and celery. I then add the stock and bring to a boil. I add the noodles and chunks of chicken or turkey and devour. Sometimes I make it more as a soup, sometime I make it thick like Great Callum's Thanksgiving noodles. They are always good!

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 136Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 47mgSodium: 287mgCarbohydrates: 24gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 5g

All nutritional information is estimated and will depend on the exact ingredients you use.

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These homemade egg noodles are perfect for making chicken noodle soup. They are also great for beef and noodles or any variety of comfort foods.  But they are perhaps most famous for showing up as a side dish on our Thanksgiving plates.  No matter how you serve them, they are fun to make and a great project for the family. Nothing tastes as good as homemade!

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Amy

Tuesday 17th of November 2020

I've made noodles a few times, and these look good. I'm thinking that I may need to try it.

Carlee

Tuesday 24th of November 2020

They are worth the effort, for sure!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com

Monday 27th of November 2017

Carlee, what fun! I love your multi-generational noodle story! I think I'm the only one in my family who makes homemade pasta.

Carlee

Thursday 30th of November 2017

My little guy loooooooves to make pasta, so I am not along anymore. In fact, I never get to touch the crank!

Unknown

Thursday 26th of January 2017

Well this brought back memories of Grandma McCallum. I remember those noodles, the riding mower, the clock, and most of all the picnics at Turkey Run! Thanks for bringing back some great memories and for sharing this favorite recipe!

Carlee

Friday 27th of January 2017

Thanks for stopping by, Beth!

Jessica Jarrell

Tuesday 29th of November 2016

Egg noodles are THE best! My dad used to make them for my brother and I all the time while we were growing up. The texture alone is amazing, there's nothing like them!

Carlee

Wednesday 30th of November 2016

They are a bit of work, but SOOO worth it! I think they are the ultimate comfort food!

Big Rigs 'n Lil' Cookies

Monday 28th of November 2016

This is my favorite kind of noodle. I can remember my mom and grandma making them, and I still do make them. But what is this noodle cutter your mom has? I have never seen that before and think that looks so cool!!

Carlee

Tuesday 29th of November 2016

Mine too! Isn't that cutter cool? Thanks!

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