If you’re not eating fresh pasta YOU ARE CRAZY! Especially for the simple reason that it’s incredibly easy to make; not to mention the, “I can’t get enough fresh pasta” taste it leaves in your mouth after you’ve tossed the noodles in your favorite sauce. I had someone comment on my homemade pasta video a while back. They were so thankful for my simple little recipe. This person even went out and bought a little hand churned Pasta maker for like $20 or $30 bucks and mentioned that they were going to start cranking’ that dough out so they could even stalk up the freezer and have it ready to go down the road.
So let’s talk about it shall we? As you can see in this photo, I’ve got a pasta maker. It’s been sitting in my storage unit for a while because I’ve been on the road working lately, BUT, was able to pull it out recently and grace my family with a few dishes that involved some freshly made egg noodles. It doesn’t matter what you decide to make, whether it be Italian, Greek or some twist of your favorite Asian noodle dish, but one thing is for certain, if you’re pasta isn’t the right consistency, you are going to make a mess! Now this isn’t a contradiction to my theory that pasta is incredibly easy to make, NO! All I’m saying is, like anything else, you’ve just got to do it right!
You don’t have to follow my recipe by any means but I’ve laid out a basic instructional video for those of you that aren’t too familiar with making your own noodles and in fact don’t have any fancy gadgets or gizmos to “Get’R done”! The most important thing to know are two simple steps for the final outcome. ONE, make the dough Dense. TWO, when the dough is rolled out for the slicing of the noodles, make absolutely sure the dough is dusted with flour and dry enough to separate; otherwise you’ll have a sticky mess. Easy enough right? Now watch this video and you’ll see just how easy it really is from any Poor Man’s Gourmet Kitchen!
The Full written original recipe can be found here http://poormansgourmetkitchen.com/making-fresh-pasta-from-scratch.html