There’s one thing you’ll find in the kitchen of every Amish home, as a matter of fact, most homes in LaGrange County; Amish noodles. They’re a staple around here since they’re easy to add to any dish. But where do you buy them? What can you make with them? Can you make them yourself? Hint: Check the bottom of the blog to find out.
Where to Buy Amish Noodles
Dutch Country Market specializes in many delicious items, but Katie’s Homemade Amish Noodles are something that should be in every shopping basket. Stop by in the morning to watch the family making the noodles from scratch until early afternoon. They have it figured out to a science.
Stocking up on goods at E&S Bulk Food Sales? Don’t miss their Amish noodle section. In all shapes and sizes, you’ll be able to find the perfect bag for your chicken & noodles, casseroles, or soups. Or stock up on all the sizes because you never know when you’ll need them.
Where to Eat Fresh Amish Noodles
What’s the best option to get your Amish noodle fix? Let someone else do the cooking! The Blue Gate Restaurant and Tiffany’s are great options for a full-on feast, and you can expect to get a side of noodles with your meal. Have a group of people? Check out the many Amish in-home dining options like Hoosier Banquets by clicking here.
What to Create
With endless possibilities to create with Amish noodles, where should you start? Using them as a side is extremely popular, plus you can even add chicken or beef to make a meal out of it. I can’t even count the number of times I’ve had noodles as a side at Amish dining facilities, and I’m not complaining. I could never replicate the ones made by experienced professionals, but anything is worth a shot.
Amish Noodle Recipe
Linda from Hoosier Banquets is one of the best cooks around Shipshewana, so for her to share her Amish noodle recipe is a real treat. Here it is folks:
- 2 lbs pastry flour
- 1 ½ dozen egg yolks
- ½ tbs salt
- ¾ cup boiling water
- 1 plastic bag (size of bread bag)
- In a medium-size bowl, put in flour and set aside.
- In another bowl, whip up egg yolks. Make sure it’s equivalent to 1 cup & 3 tbs of yolk.
- Add salt to egg yolks.
- Bring water to a boil and add the egg yolks.
- Whip until foamy.
- Add flour mixture and stir with a fork until well blended. The dough will be stiff.
- Put dough in the plastic bag. Close and leave for ½ hour.
- Knead the dough a bit before dividing into 3 parts.
- If you have a noodle cutter, follow these directions:
- Turn cutter to setting 1 and run the dough through. The dough will be thick.
- Put through a second time on setting 5. The dough will be thin.
- Turn the machine to the desired width and run one last time.
- If you do not have a noodle cutter, follow these directions:
- On a well-floured surface, roll out each piece of dough thin.
- Place several pieces of dough on top of each other.
- Cut noodles to the desired width using a knife.
- Spread noodles loosely on top of a cleaning cloth and leave to dry. They must be fully dry before storing.
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