It’s National Noodle Day at redheadcandecorate.com!
I’m joining 11 amazing bloggers to bring you…
Who doesn’t love noodles?
I distinctly remember the sound of my Mom’s strong Polish arm whisking the batter in the bowl with a wooden spoon.
Then there was the steam and bubbling gurgle coming from the pot on the white stove.
Lastly…the stainless steal strainer that was shaped like a witches hat,
that I would sneak a couple noodles from when she wasn’t looking.
My Mom made her homemade noodles usually along side a big pot of homemade chicken soup.
Together, it is the most comforting food I’ve ever eaten in my 45 years.
My hubby and kiddos think so too.
It is a tradition I am proud to share with you.
I know what you’re thinking.
Those look like dumplings.
In my house…we call them NOODLES.
I actually looked up “dumpling” recipes to compare my Mom’s recipe.
The biggest difference I found was that hers:
*don’t contain oil
*use an egg
*they are cooked separately
I asked my Mom if she could write a couple words about her famous homemade noodles.
Here’s what she had to say:
“They are called noodles from growing up, they were made by my
mother for her chicken soup and I guess she found out from her mother
how to make them. They could be called Polish Noodles if you want. I
learned to make them from my mother and she hers. They have been around
for the last 100 years of generations. We would have them every time
mother made chicken soup and with the cottage cheese and sweet onions.
You know how to make that right? Put the recipe with the fact we could
not eat meat on Fridays’ and that was the usual fare for Friday supper.
MOMxx You could call them dumplings if you want.”
Thanks, Mom, and yes, I do know how to make the noodles with cottage cheese & onions.
For those of you who are interested, it involves sautéing onions in olive oil until they are caramelized.
Then, you add the noodles (recipe below) until they get a little brown on each side.
Lastly, you add low fat cottage cheese to the hot noodles and sprinkle with s&p.
Okay…moving on to how to make these scrumptious “Homemade Noodles”.
You’ll find both the noodle and chicken soup recipe below.
The key to the noodles is the getting the batter to a sticky consistency.
Then quickly scooping them into boiling, salted water.
When they float, they are done, but the ones that enter the water first do fine waiting for the others to catch up.
Then strain, and serve with your favorite chicken soup, or my chicken soup.
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