Broad Ripple Random Ripplings
search menu
The news from Broad Ripple
Brought to you by The Broad Ripple Gazette
(Delivering the news since 2004, every two weeks)
Subscribe to Broad Ripple Random Ripplings
Brought to you by:
VirtualBroadRipple.com Broad Ripple collector pins EverythingBroadRipple.com

Everything Broad Ripple HomearrowRandom Ripplings Homearrow2010 10 29arrowColumn

back button return to index button next button
Converted from paper version of the Broad Ripple Gazette (v07n22)
Recipes: Then & Now - Chicken and Noodles - by Douglas Carpenter
posted: Oct. 29, 2010

Recipes Then and Now header


Chicken and Noodles

I hope you don't mind if I reprint an article from the past! I have gotten a little behind in my writing. Enjoy!
I love chicken and noodles. I made some for dinner tonight and really enjoyed it. Even though I have written about homemade noodles before I feel this is too good not to share again. The following recipe is from an old Mennonite cookbook. It is quite a bit of work but is something everyone should try just because it's fun. Making noodles might be even more fun if the kids get involved.


Homemade Egg Noodles
1 ½ cups flour
3 tablespoons water
1 teaspoon salt
1 egg
1 teaspoon oil
Make a well in the flour and add the water, egg, salt and oil. Stir together to form a stiff dough. Divide the dough into three or four parts. Knead the whole batch by hand before you divide it up if you want to do it the old fashioned way. I have a pasta rolling machine which makes kneading the dough a lot easier and quicker. I just roll the smaller pieces through the machine again and again. When well kneaded the dough is smooth and uniform in texture. Roll each piece very thin.
Spread rolled dough on a cloth and allow to partially dry. Then cut dough into strips about 1 3/4 inches wide and stack on top of each other. Then cut crosswise into noodles. Or you may roll dough jelly roll fashion and cut into coils that need to be unrolled. When noodles are unrolled cut into the length you prefer. These are then ready to use. Place noodles into boiling water or broth and cook until tender.

Recipes: Then & Now - Chicken and Noodles - by Douglas Carpenter
image courtesy of Douglas Carpenter
Quan


Recipes: Then & Now - Chicken and Noodles - by Douglas Carpenter
image courtesy of Douglas Carpenter
Quan


Recipes: Then & Now - Chicken and Noodles - by Douglas Carpenter
image courtesy of Douglas Carpenter
Quan


Recipes: Then & Now - Chicken and Noodles - by Douglas Carpenter
image courtesy of Douglas Carpenter
Quan


Recipes: Then & Now - Chicken and Noodles - by Douglas Carpenter
image courtesy of Douglas Carpenter
Quan


Recipes: Then & Now - Chicken and Noodles - by Douglas Carpenter
image courtesy of Douglas Carpenter
Quan


Recipes: Then & Now - Chicken and Noodles - by Douglas Carpenter
image courtesy of Douglas Carpenter
Quan


Recipes: Then & Now - Chicken and Noodles - by Douglas Carpenter
image courtesy of Douglas Carpenter
Quan


Recipes: Then & Now - Chicken and Noodles - by Douglas Carpenter
image courtesy of Douglas Carpenter
Quan



Chicken and Noodles
1 recipe egg noodles
1 tablespoon butter or oil
½ cup chopped onion
½ cup chopped carrot
½ cup chopped celery
6 to 8 cups chicken broth
½ cup frozen peas, optional
2 cups cooked chicken (try a rotisserie chicken from the grocery!)
Salt and pepper to taste
Heat the butter or oil in a soup kettle or dutch oven. Sauté the carrot, onion and celery till the onions are translucent. Add the broth and bring to a boil. Stir in the noodles and cook 10 to 30 minutes depending on how thin you rolled the noodles. Keep a close watch over the pot, testing often to prevent overcooking the noodles. When the noodles are almost done add the chicken and peas. Makes 6 to 8 servings.


Douglas Carpenter is an avid recipe and cookbook collector. He has over 400 cookbooks in his library and he has published two cookbooks of locally-collected recipes. He has won sweepstakes and blue ribbons in the Culinary Arts division of the Indiana State Fair. Email your cooking questions to douglas@BroadRippleGazette.com




douglas@broadripplegazette.com
back button return to index button next button
Brought to you by:
BroadRippleHistory.com Broad Ripple collector pins EverythingBroadRipple.com
Brought to you by:
EverythingBroadRipple.com RandomRipplings.com Broad Ripple collector pins