It’s been a while since I pulled out my Great Grandmother’s old recipe box. Recently a recipe recently caught my eye and I had to make it. The recipe card reads “Noodles”. I have always wanted to make homemade noodles but with how inexpensive they are at the store I have never felt the need to do it. I think these noodles would be amazing in my homemade creamy chicken noodle soup recipe, but other than that I don’t think I will ever be making homemade noodles again. Yes, they are easy to make but they are just as easy to buy at the store and in my opinion taste just as good. That is just my own personal opinion, I know all you noodle makers are shaking your head in shame.
This recipe caught my eye because it says that the noodles need to be boiled for 20 minutes… weird. Most other homemade noodle recipes I have seen say they only need boiled a few minutes. I wonder why these need to be boiled longer. And when I turned the card over it had some interesting stuff about frying these noodles up in brown butter??!!?! I feel like my Great Grandma could have been a little more descriptive in the name of this recipe. Maybe like “brown butter noodles”, or something like that. Sheesh! I have never seen a recipe for noodles cooked in butter afterwards. Anyways, It intrigued me and I had to make them. Here is how to do it.
First beat 4 egg yolks and 2 egg whites together.
Next add enough flour to roll dough into the bowl. I added 1 cup.
I used a fork and mixed the flour into the eggs.
Continue mixing until dough forms.
Once dough forms knead it a few times just to to form a ball.
Dump out on a heavily floured surface. Dust top of dough with flour.
Roll out dough as thin as you can. The thinner the better.
Cut dough into desired shapes. I used a pizza cutter to do this job. It was quick and easy.
Separate noodles from each other and then add them to boiling water for 20 minutes in salted water.
After noodles are done cooking, drain and rinse with cold water. Next add some butter to a pan and crank the heat up to medium high.
When the butter starts turning brown, add in the noodles.
Fry noodles in hot brown butter until very brown.
The noodles themselves were not bad, but frying them up was confusing. I didn’t know how long to cook them for. Was I supposed to cook them until they got crispy? Or cook them just until the brown butter covered the noodles? Anyhow I could have done without that last step of frying them up. I also wonder if these were meant to be served with something specific or just eaten as is?
I really didn’t care for this dish at all, but my husband said that he actually liked it. Have you ever made a dish like this? What did I do wrong? Is my Great Grandmother up in heaven disappointed in my lack of appreciating a good ol’ fashioned brown butter pasta dish? That’s my thoughts, I would love to hear yours. Please share in the comments below if you have ever had a dish like this, or any other thoughts you may have on this homemade pasta.
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Vintage Brown Buttered Homemade Noodles are easy to make and taste so good!
- 4 egg yolks
- 2 egg whites
- 1 cup enough flour to roll
Beat eggs together and add flour.
Roll dough out on a heavily floured surface.
Cut noodles and then separate.
Boil noodles for 20 minutes in salted water.
Put in sieve and pour cold water over them.
Fry in hot brown butter until very brown.