Wednesday, February 29, 2012

the dread pirate roberts is here for your soul

John says my post yesterday was like I was running around kicking random people in the crotch. So there you go.

Well, for those of you who are interested in the results of the egg noodle experiment, it was a success. I made some Pim's quick tomato sauce that I like, stirred it all together, then topped it with some Parmesan. Scrumptious, and I am not joking. I don't know if they would work with pesto, or a cream sauce, or a carbonara, but I'm guessing so. So, without further ado, I will give you the recipe and suggest you try it, whether you're cutting down on refined flours, trying to get rid of eggs, or just want to eat something delicious. This does not make a whole ton--it will serve 2-4 people, depending on how piggish they are.

Egg Noodles
(from How to Cook Everything)

8 eggs
1/4 C water
generous pinch of salt

Mix everything in a blender and cook as crepes over medium heat (I cooked them in an oiled cast iron skillet). Be sure to make the crepes very thin. Stack the crepes, and when they are cool, roll them up and slice them to the width you like. You could also send them through a pasta machine if you want exact uniformity.

Pim's Quick Tomato Sauce
(adapted from Sunset magazine)

2 cans of diced tomatoes
1/4 C olive oil
2 garlic cloves, peeled and minced
2 t balsamic vinegar
red chile flakes
basil (fresh or dried)

Heat the oil, then add garlic and tomatoes. Cook until the tomatoes are nice and sweet and the juice is thick enough to leave a mark when you scrape the bottom of the pan. Add the salt, chile flakes, and basil to taste.


tipsybaker said...

Thank you for this report. I had no idea you could make noodles without flour and am putting these on my list.

Tori said...

I can eat that! I am going to eat that.

beckster said...

Indeed, thanks for the recipe! However, I have to say that I loved your post yesterday. I think the Presidency has become a less powerful office in recent years. He's the coach, and if he has a incompetent team, he will not win many games! The motivations of our legislative branch are extremely disturbing. Their only incentive is to get re-elected, endlessly. This is like having no check and balance on the military since they must support conflict in order to have a job. I think we need campaign reform and actual public servants again. Mittens is of great concern to me since he seems to be unable to relate in any way to people who are not independently wealthy. How can he guide the welfare of the country if he can't relate to the vast majority of the country? Santorum is too icky to acknowledge - YIKES! Keep kicking them in the crotch whenever you feel you need to do so! More Americans need to be paying attention, and the more crotch-kicking we do, the more attention we bring to the problems.

highdeekay said...

very excited to try this recipe! cool.

Layne said...

Beckster--thanks for the validation! I have a hard time keeping the politics from erupting now and then. I think your fears about Romney are well-founded.