The recalcitrant brother called me up and asked me for my grandma’s noodle recipe. I have it written on a slip of paper stuffed into my childhood Bible, which, surprise, I cannot find.
So, I said, I think it’s a cup of flour, an egg, and some salt.
My dad found it written down someplace at their house and here is the actual recipe.
1 cup of flour
2 teaspoons of salt.
You make the flour and salt into a volcano shape and put the eggs in the middle and then work in all the flour you can until the mixture is stiff, but still workable. Then you roll it out on a well-floured surface, flouring to keep it from sticking, until the dough is 1/8 of an inch thick. You let it dry for two hours and then cut it into strips for noodles.
My grandma would cook a pot roast in a dutch oven on the stove and then cook the noodles in the juice of the pot roast while she cut the roast into chunks. Then, everything would go back in the pot in this tasty starchy mess.
I’m going to walk the recalcitrant brother through the process tomorrow.