Friday, July 15, 2011

My Noodle Hands... Fettuccini with Giant Meat Balls July Daring Cook's Challenge

When I told the children about this month's Daring Cook's challenge, they rejoiced...
They love their noodles...

This month, Steph from StephFood challenged us to come up with some simple noodles dish, out of our own food culture, making noodles from scratch.  She has attached some recipes of different types of noodles here.

Our family, most of the hand made noodles are fettuccini or linguini, so this is the take one of this wonderful challenge:

Fettuccini with Giant Meat Balls

The Meat Balls - Rissoles

Beef mince
Sausage mince
onion - minced
carrot - grated
white bread crumbs
salt & pepper
mixed dry herbs
Ground white pepper

Mix the ingredients and rolled it in bread crumbs, this is the same simple recipe for rissoles and we use it as big meat balls with passata,, parsley, bocconcini.

Now for the fettucini.

That's the simple part as we make them at least once a month - I wish we had more time to make more of them. 

300g 00 flour or plain flour mixed with 1/3 semolina
3 large eggs
a pinch of salt
bit of extra virgin olive oil.

Make a well with the flour and salt and crack in the eggs.  

Mix and form the dough, knead, wrap in cling film and rest the dough in the fridge for about an hour.

Use our trust worthy pasta maker...

dust with some plain four and I usually hang them up before cooking in slightly salted boiling water. 

Drain in colander, and drizzle some extra virgin olive oil.

Serve with the giant meat balls.

Grate some parmesan cheese - happy children!

I've made more noodles during the challenge month, and will post later.

1 comment:

  1. I've been making homemade pasta for the past week, too! I don't think I can go back to the dry stuff...