Egg noodles are a kind of noodle which originated in China. They are commonly used in Chinese and Thai cooking. They come in various shapes, lengths, and sizes.
Egg noodles are versatile, cheap and quick to cook. They are traditionally used in stir-fries, soups, salads and many other dishes. You can buy them both dried or fresh.
To make egg noodles you will only need 3 ingredients; flour, eggs and a bit of salt. They are super easy to make at home, all you do is combine the ingredients into a firm dough, and leave it to rest for about 30 minutes. Once rested take a rolling pin and use it to roll the dough into a thin sheet and cut to the desired length. The noodles can be kept in the fridge for a few days or dried and kept in an airtight container (like a freezer bag) for about a month.
Egg noodle nutritional information
Egg noodles are made up of mostly carbohydrates, which can be bad for you if consumed in large amounts.
Egg noodles are relatively low on the glycemic index, they have a glycemic load of 18 which means it will cause a slight rise in blood sugar but not as much as alternatives like white pasta.
They contain a small amount of protein, sugars and fat. A portion of 100g cooked egg noodles provides about 138 calories. Egg noodles are also a good source of level B vitamins, which help your body to convert food into energy, produce red blood cells and to control your appetite
Because of the flour content egg noodles also contain gluten but if you have a gluten sensitivity you can easily find gluten-free alternatives.
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