Homemade Egg Pasta 自製雞蛋麵
By Ellen L.Published: 2014-08-01
We had this really cool pasta noodle making machine in our house when we were growing up. You've probably seen it before, it's the type you have to clamp on the table and then insert a crank handle in and you were off making all kinds of noodles. Actually the only thing my grandma ever used our pasta machine for was for making her own wonton skins. I would always volunteer to help her, gathering the long floury sheets of dough as they came out of the shiny silver machine. It was so fascinating to witness a dull lump of dough become something else entirely: smooth, sleek, uniformly thin, almost translucent sheets that got cut into perfect squares of wonton skins. I recently became obsessed with the idea of making my own noodles and kept bugging my 媽媽 to ship over our old (and heavy!) pasta machine to me in Hong Kong. Which she, of course, as any sane person would do, completely refused to do. And then I realized (duh!) that they still sell these pasta machines, pretty much unchanged in design and function, and for a wonderfully reasonable price. So here is the first product from our shiny new pasta machine, this wonderful Homemade Egg Pasta, or 自製雞蛋麵.