When we were younger, my sister and I liked to make fun of my mom's noodles. They were not very uniform in size and a little tough, but we would eat bowlfuls of them and even eat them cold the next day. We loved those noodles, made with homemade turkey broth.
So needless to say, I was a bit nervous about the whole experience, because, as they say, I can dish it out, but can I take it?
My recipe was given to my mom by my grandmother and so on, and goes something like this: four handfuls of good flour, a teaspoon or so of salt, and four eggs.
Put the flour in the middle of your countertop, make four wells, sprinkle the salt over the flour, crack an egg into a teacup and pour the egg into the well. stir the flour into the egg until it is well incorporated and do that four times. Add more flour to the top of the counter and knead the dough a few times or until its not sticky.
Let the dough rest for 20 minutes or so.
Roll out half the dough, let the other half continue to rest. Roll out to about 1/4 inch thick. My own idea: cut the dough with a pizza cutter dipped in flour. The cutting goes super fast! Cut into the size noodles that you want. Do the second batch. Let noodles dry for two hours.
Bring clear turkey broth to a boil. Drop noodles into broth, stirring to keep noodles from sticking to one another. Bring back up to a boil and then simmer. Salt and pepper as desired. Top with some chopped fresh parsley.
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