Ukrainian Lokshyna (egg noodles)

Recipe by Olha7397
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READY IN: 28mins
YIELD: 1 quantity
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • 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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