Ukrainian Lokshyna (egg noodles)

"Home-made noodles are not only delicious but very easy to prepare. They may be made in a large quantity, dried, and stored in a covered container for future need. For a busy homemaker it is convenient and time saving to have a supply of home-made noodles on hand for any emergency. Increase this recipe to suit your need."
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  • Beat the egg slightly and combine with the remaining ingredients to make a stiff dough.
  • Knead on a lightly floured board until the dough is smooth.
  • Cover and let it stand for 30 minutes.
  • Roll to almost paper-thinness and allow it to dry partially.
  • Turn the dough over in order to dry the other side slightly.
  • It must neither be sticky nor dry and brittle.
  • Fold into a roll or cut into 3 inch strips.
  • Stack the strips on top of each other.
  • Cut the roll or the strips crosswise into fine shreds.
  • Separate the shreds by tossing them lightly with the fingers.
  • Spread them out to dry.
  • The noodles may be used at once or dried thoroughly, and then stored in a covered container for future use.
  • When ready to use, drop the noodles into a large quantity of boiling salted water, stir, and cook for about 8 minutes.
  • The cooking period will depend on the size of the noodles.
  • Strain over a colander or sieve, and then rinse with cold water to prevent sticking.
  • Use as desired.
  • BROAD OR SQUARE LOKSHNA: Follow the preceding recipe for Lokshyna.
  • Cut the dough into broad shreds or tiny squares.
  • These may be used in various lokshyna dishes.
  • LOKSHYNA WITH COTTAGE CHEESE: Here is a nutritious dish which is very simple to make.
  • Prepare a desired amount of lokshyna.
  • Cook as directed.
  • Drain, but do not rinse the lokshyna with cold water.
  • Add some melted butter or bacon fat and mix lightly.
  • Mix in some fresh cottage cheese and season to taste with salt.
  • Top with chopped crisp bacon or salt pork.
  • Keep it hot until ready to serve.
  • LOKSHYNA WITH EGGS: Follow the preceding recipe, but instead of the cheese use lightly beaten eggs.
  • To 1 cup of cooked lokshyna allow about 1 tablespoon of butter and 1 egg.
  • Melt the butter in a frying pan and add the cooked lokshyna mixed with the eggs and seasoned with salt.
  • Cook and stir as for scrambled eggs.
  • Serve immediately.

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  1. Great recipe, easy and delicious. Added these to my homemade chicken soup. They cooked great and didn't get mushy!!! A definite keeper. Thanks!!
  2. This was the first time I'd ever made noodles from scratch, and were they ever delicious. They were really not as hard as I had imagined. The directions here were very clear. I used them in turkey soup. Thanks Olga.
  3. This is a perfect quantity for 2, so its a good recipe for people who've never made fresh pasta before and want to give it a try.. Also requires very little counter space to make them. We love homemade noodles, the packaged kind just don't compare in flavor and texture. My kids demand them when I make chicken soup, they're so good..
  4. Excellent noodles, excellent directions for getting the noodles made! I found the process very satisfying and relaxing. I highly recommend it. I found the recipe made just the right amount for two of us, but then I'm a noodle hound. I used them right after making them and found the eight minute cook time just right. Looking forward to trying the variations. Thanks, Olga.



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