Grandma's Old Fashioned Egg Noodle Recipe

Monday, March 21, 2022
I was six years old when I can first remember grandma making me help put the strands of noodles on the back of a chair to help her.

Amazing these strands of dough ended up being one of the most favorite homemade pasta's I can ever remember.

But this was an art.

I didn't have the knack that she had or patience.

She could roll that dough out to perfection every time.

I never seem to get this down to a science, I usually fight with the dough.

I know practice makes perfect.

Then, I tried the pasta machine, which was much more uniform and professional-looking and I truly feel happy to have a machine that makes perfect pasta any day of the week.

The sheeter machine makes thinly rolled dough and eliminates all the rolling and can also be shaped to make other kinds of pasta-filled styles like ravioli, tortellini, and much more.


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Step by Step

  1. Prep: measure the flour, salt, place on a pasta board in a mound
  2. Make a well: add the eggs into the flour making a well beat with a fork. Once it’s blended evenly, start adding flour from around the inside of the well, still using the fork, until it begins to look shaggy. Shape the dough into a ball. Remove the dough from the board and set it aside. Clean the pasta board down using a pasta scraping tool to remove any dried dough
  3. Knead: On a lightly floured pasta board, knead the dough for 7 to 10 minutes until it’s a smooth ball. The texture should be soft dough velvety to the touch, and elastic
  4. Rest: Cover the pasta dough with plastic wrap and rest for 30 minutes or store wrapped in the refrigerator for up to 1 day
  5. Tip: Every machine is completely different by size I used number 3 for thickness and put the dough through 5 times before cutting please refer to your instruction guide.


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The “Sheeter Pasta Maker” makes sheets of pasta that can be used to produce ravioli, lasagna, and cannelloni.

Since there are adjustments for thinness and thickness the sheets can also be cut into classic pasta shapes such as tagliatelle, fettuccine, and pappardelle.

Perfect cuts on the machine every time vs hand-cut and eliminates rolling and cutting the machines do it all!


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Ingredients You Will Need

  1. eggs
  2. flour (there are a number of choices 00 flour, all-purpose and a mixture can be used)
  3. salt
  4. water
  5. oil


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Once you make this pasta by hand or with a pasta machine, you will never buy a store-bought boxed brand again, the difference is just unbelievably fabulous making fresh pasta dough, until you taste it don't take my word for it, get into the kitchen and make it today!


Simple recipes that are vintage from the Italian Region of Rome, Italy, that's where Grandma was born, simplicity at its finest hour, homemade pasta can't be beaten to any store brand on the planet, I promise.


Grandma's Old Fashioned Egg Noodle Recipe

Grandma's Old Fashioned Egg Noodle Recipe

Yield: 8
Author: Claudia Lamascolo
Prep time: 15 MinCook time: 7 MinInactive time: 45 HourTotal time: 45 H & 22 M
This is my grandmother's homemade egg noodle recipe. You can roll and cut by hand or use a shelter. Best served with fresh tomato or bolognese sauce

Ingredients

  • 4 cups all-purpose flour, 00 flour or use a blend of both ( you will need more for keeping the pasta from sticking and if rolling by hand and not using the sheeter machine)
  • 6 eggs, well beaten
  • 2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. Add the flour to a  pasta board and make a well in the center of the flour (or use a deep baking pan).
  2. In the center add the eggs to the well with olive oil and salt.
  3. Beat eggs in the center using a fork.
  4. Using a fork or scraper blend the egg mixture into the flour.
  5. With your hands, mix flours and liquids together and knead until you have a ball of dough.
  6. Add cold water to moisten the dough, if too dry.
  7. The dough should be firm, not sticky.
  8. Add more flour if it's sticky a little at a time.
  9. Make the dough into the shape of tennis ball size and wrap individually, this will be easier to roll out when ready. I find that smaller portions are easier to cut and manage.
  10. Cover with plastic wrap and allow pasta dough balls to rest 45 minutes to an hour.
  11. This will help the dough while stretching and rolling it out to make it easier.
  12. To roll: Use one small ball of dough at a time.
  13. Keep the rest of the dough covered until ready to roll.
  14. For hand-cut:
  15. Roll out on a lightly floured surface, first in one direction, then in the other to form a rectangle.
  16. When the sheet is almost translucent, it is ready to be cut.
  17. To cut: Dust the sheets with flour to prevent any sticking.
  18. Use only one sheet at a time, keeping the others covered. Roll the dusted sheet loosely from the edge like a jelly roll.
  19. With a sharp knife cut the roll into thin slices, (1/8 inch for angel hairstyle or 1/4 inch for fettuccine).
  20. Unroll each noodle carefully, and place it flat on a dishtowel or on the back of a high back chair.
  21. Hang on a pasta rack until ready to cook.
  22. Boil in salted water till they float to the top do not overcook usually 4 to 7 minutes depending on the thickness.
  23. Test them in your favorite sauce before removing them from the boiling water.
  24. Drain and use your favorite sauce on top.
  25. Great with bolognese.
  26. These will freeze great on a cookie sheet and then bag them.
  27. Freeze up to 3 months.
  28. For using a sheeter machine:
  29. feed a small amount of dough through the wide end to make a long sheet (I put it through 5 times) then choose the width to cut the sheets.
  30. Refer to the instructions guide every machine is different.
  31. Add the to a cookie sheet or hang them with flour until ready to cook.
  32. For Two People Recipe:
  33. Use the same method as the above instructions for cutting.
  34. For dough:
  35. 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  36. 2 tablespoons of oil
  37. 1 teaspoon of water if needed
  38. 2 eggs
  39. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  40. Mix all the dough ingredients together starting with the eggs and flour.
  41. We need to make a well in the middle of the flour and drop in the eggs in the center.
  42. Combine it all together with the flour using your hands. Add the oil.
  43. Use the water if the dough is too dry. Knead for about 5-10 minutes.
  44. Then we wrap it in cloth and let it sit for an hour. This will help the dough when stretching.
  45. Roll, cut, and hang till ready to cook.
  46. Proceed as above instructions.
  47. Boil in salted water and stir and keep the noodles separated.
  48. They are cooked when they float to the top, drain, and serve with your favorites sauce
  49. This recipe can be used with any sheeter or extruder machine or cut by hand.

Notes

Step by Step

  1. Prep: measure the flour, salt, place on a pasta board in a mound
  2. Make a well: add the eggs into the flour making a well beat with a fork. Once it’s blended evenly, start adding flour from around the inside of the well, still using the fork, until it begins to look shaggy. Shape the dough into a ball. Remove the dough from the board and set it aside. Clean the pasta board down using a pasta scraping tool to remove any dried dough
  3. Knead: On a lightly floured pasta board, knead the dough for 7 to 10 minutes until it’s a smooth ball. The texture should be soft dough velvety to the touch, and elastic
  4. Rest: Cover the pasta dough with plastic wrap and rest for 30 minutes or store wrapped in the refrigerator for up to 1 day
  5. Tip: Every machine is completely different by size I used number 3 for thickness and put the dough through 5 times before cutting please refer to your instruction guide.


Nutrition Facts

Calories

343.08

Fat (grams)

7.39

Sat. Fat (grams)

1.62

Carbs (grams)

54.68

Fiber (grams)

2.48

Net carbs

52.19

Sugar (grams)

0.21

Protein (grams)

12.72

Sodium (milligrams)

338.75

Cholesterol (grams)

122.76
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38 comments

  1. I have yet to try my hand at pasta making....but intend to someday!

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  2. I adore homemade pasta! I really need to do it again soon, as even my oldest son prefers it to the dried pasta I always have on hand. Looks fantastic!

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  3. Great recipe and a slice of history too. Fond memories of family and food last a lifetime.

    Bon appetite!
    CCR
    =:~)

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  4. I loooooove this! And the recounting of a childhood memory!!

    I want to try this recipe as soon as I'm back home from the USVI. I love making homemade noodles and this looks fool-proof and delicious :-)

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  5. Homemade pasta is in my future this week - keeping this handy - it has just the ease I need these days - and they do melt in your mouth. I love the photos of the hanging pasta.

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  6. This looks quite like making Chinese noodles. It's a lot of work but fun to make. I love to see that rough lump of dough turn out into long strings of noodles. Home made pasta or noodles are the best. They taste very different from store bought ones. It's along time I have not made them. Maybe time to make again.

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  7. WOW these look amazing! My mom used to made homemade egg noodles too. Old fashioned and stubborn is good and it looks as though being such paid off!

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  8. Its so wonderful to see and read so much love that has gone into making beautiful pasta from scratch. Looks and sounds perfect! We're very lucky that you're a Taurus lol

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  9. Oh you all are good, I've made pasta before and it's always been good but I think it was more like luck, The way you presented this, this is great..... thank you ,

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  10. Lucky you to have such wonderful memories! The pasta is lovely. Loved this blog post. :)

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  11. I am happy buying pasta from stores..but I never realized how much goes into it. And homemade pasta must be heavenly. I love the bit of background there as well.

    I use semolina for a different type of food..I never realized it could be made such :)

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  12. What a wonderful family recipe, Claudia. There really is nothing like tender, homemade pasta.

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  13. Wonderful memories and wonderful recipe! Thanks for sharing with us!

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  14. Oh there's something so special about homemade pasta...all the love and time to make them just makes it even tastier!

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  15. Don't you just love grandmas? I know I miss mine, even after all these years :( You are a wonder Claudia - I can't commit to making pasta LOL But I'm glad you do and show us how :)

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  16. Making home made pasta is so much easier than most people think. Everyone should try it. I have tried it with whole grain flours too, for a little different spin and it is also successful. Glad you posted this recipe, more and more food bloggers should teach the basics of cooking.

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  17. just great looking noodles and since it's homemade and family - I know it's a really good recipe ... don't know if I have the patience, or time - so when do you find yours...LOL

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  18. I really should try making homemade pasta again. I've only done it once, then bought the pasta attachment for my mixer. I bet the taste is out of this world.

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  19. I love egg noodles, they just taste so fresh and wonderful. Thanks for sharing!

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  20. Homemade pasta is better than dried pasta! Beautiful post Claudia!

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  21. I don't like pasta machines and much prefer to roll it by hand! great job Claudia! and yes grandmas know better! nothing compares to homemade pasta!

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  22. Wow, never done it without a pasta "machine" thing - doing it by hand really is an art. Beautiful!

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  23. Fantastic! Making pasta by hand is so challenging! I've done it once! Took me 5 hours. Haha. Slow process for me:-)

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  24. you remembered me about my grannie,every time she made noodles for our soup...i miss her so much!
    your dish looks perfect!

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  25. Thanks! My dad always made homemade noodles and I have wanted a good recipe for years, this will become my recipe now.

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  26. Thank you! I made this today. My first time making homemade noodles! New family favorite!!!

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  27. New family favorite! My first time making noodles :)

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  28. Checking the measurements for the smaller batch. The dough was very sticky without the oil or water. Added more flour until it stopped sticking to the board. Had to add more flour while rolling out as well.

    Proportions seemed off that if the big batch was 4 cups of flour to 6 eggs, that the reduced measurement was 2/3 cup of flour to 2 eggs?

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    1. yes the first one has semolina in it. The second one has none. I use the one you use for just two of us the dough is very sticky but those are the right measurements and it will be exactly as you said. Thanks

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  29. I have never tried making my own egg noodles. These look simple and delicious.

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  30. Such a useful post! Thank you. I can't wait to give this a go. Nothing beats homemade noodles!

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  31. I haven't made much pasta by hand but these tips make it look much more straightforward. can't wait to have another go.

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  32. Thank you for this! It's fun to see how pasta were made! Old fashioned way is really the best!

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  33. Ottima la pasta fatta in casa, bravissima!!!!

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  34. I can also remember my mom and grandma making noodles and hanging them over chair backs.

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  35. Pasta made from scratch must have tasted amazingly delicious and particularly fresh. Thank you for sharing your grandma's recipe.

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  36. I haven't made homemade pasta since we moved to Florida. I need to dig out my pasta machine and try your grandmother's recipe.

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