Gluten-free Monday: Egg Noodles/ Spaetzle

So, last week, I posted about Zimtsterne, an egg-white based cookie. My first foray into Zimtsterne was a bit of disaster, leaving a pile of nut-flavored meringue lumps and nine egg yolks. What to do with the leftover egg yolks?

If you tuned in last week, I did reference a gluten-free recipe for Spaetzle, or egg noodles. I made a few modifications to simplify the ingredients list, and overall, the result turned out OK.  I used potato starch and brown rice flour only, and egg yolks instead of whole eggs. I used a bit too much water, but then compensated with a little bit of extra potato starch and rice flour.

I halved the dough into two pieces and rolled out the dough immediately on waxed paper. The first time I didn’t use flour on the paper and it stuck. The second batch I did use flour and it worked better. I did a very ordinary slicing the dough into short strips.

I let them dry for several hours and then boiled some immediately to mix with a soup.  The result was OK, although next time I think I will roll them out thinner, or I will make them into dumplings rather than noodles. Overall, a decent outcome for a recipe with a reputation for being very difficult to get right.
Ingredients:

3/4 c potato starch
1 ¼ c + 1Tbsp brown rice flour
3/4 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp salt
8 egg yolks, beaten
1/4 c water + more as needed

Whisk eggs lightly. Mix dry ingredients in a separate bowl. Add the eggs to the dry ingredients and mix thoroughly. Add small amounts of water to form a dough, then add small amounts of mix of potato starch and brown rice flour until a dough. Divide into even amounts and roll out on waxed paper, a quarter of an inch or less thick. Using a knife, cut dough into patterns or strips. Let dry. Store for up to a week. To serve, boil for two to three minutes and then serve to taste.

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About missbodie

The Dragon Lady is a life long tea drinker. Her first coffee shops were Big Boy and the Oriental Diner in downtown Milwaukee. She lives in our Nation's Capital with three bicycles and an energetic tabby cat.
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