The hens lay exceptionally well at present. And the egg market is soft, with weekenders staying in the big city rather than challenging our fickle southwest Michigan climate. What's a girl to do with all the extras?
I posted my question on the Farm Life Forum. Calliope responded that she makes egg noodles. Brilliant! I love egg noodles! She shared a dirt simple recipe which I immediately cut down for experimenting purposes. I took 1/2 cup of flour, added a whole egg plus an egg yolk, and started mixing. I used my mixer so I could do other things in the kitchen while it worked. Once the first half cup of flour was in and it had become a sticky dough, I added almost a second half cup until I had a nice, soft, smooth dough. Let it sit for half an hour or so.
Then roll it out thin, let it dry ten minutes or so, then cut into noodles. They can be cooked right away or dried a bit longer. (Or I suppose frozen at that point.)
I rolled and rolled and the dough seemed really thin, so I rolled the dough disk like a jelly roll and sliced nice egg noodles. So I thought! Popped them into boiling water and they became:
They almost crawled out of the pan! When they went in, there was plenty of boiling water, but they ate it up and begged for more! Aren't they a glorious color, however? Yum.
I sauteed some onions and cauliflower with dill and sour cream to put on top of the noodles. Sorry, I missed the photo of the final product. I was hungry!
NOTE 2/4/10: Seems everyone has extra eggs at the moment! Suzanne McMinn posted her suggestion today. It's a good idea! How to Freeze Eggs