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Author Notes: My Dad tells me that his grandmother used to make her own pasta, and that she would fry egg noodles regularly. His mother (my grandmother) passed down the tradition, and I grew up eating fried noodles. As kids, my sisters and I would request them; as an adult, I make them probably more often than I should. They are crispy and crunchy and quite easy and delicious, and my Dad said I could post this here. :) Note: this recipe is infinitely expandable. Don't expect to have leftovers.
Also, the noodles must be cooked al dente or they won't crisp. —Jennifer St Clair
- Egg noodles
- Salt to taste
- Pepper to taste
- Depending on how many servings you want to make, boil water in 3qt or larger saucepan. Add noodles, cook until al dente. Drain, toss with butter.
- Heat a cast iron skillet (use non-stick if you prefer) and melt a pat of butter in the skillet. Dump noodles in skillet. Mix butter and noodles with a spatula, turning noodles as they brown. Add salt and pepper to taste.
- When noodles are speckled with brown, they are ready to eat. Enjoy!