I went to a different market last week, still searching for more green asparagus.
It’s complicated and boring, but for a number of reason I had not yet made our favorite asparagus starter…. An oversight that needed correcting.
For the curious, Asparagus and Goat Cheese Wrapped in Ham is the starter.
I found the asparagus, made the dish, and we were happy, once more.
But I had a bit of leftover goat cheese, and 2 slices of ham.
I also had a tomato left from the Chicken and Potato Gratin that was in the oven (not posted yet)
Thus a recipe is born.
These ‘egg noodles’ are mainly eggs. Sometimes I add the flour and milk, sometimes I don’t. If you are skipping gluten, leave both out. Or you could use cornstarch instead of flour. It just adds a bit of ‘body’.
You could make a bigger batch for a main course. They are surprisingly durable….
Egg Noodles with Goat Cheese Sauce
Total time: 30 minutes
- 3 eggs,
- 2 1/4 tsp flour
- 4 1/2 tsp milk
- 1 tbs chopped chives
- 1 tbs chopped marjoram
- 2 tsp oil
- 2 thin slices dry-cured ham – Prosciutto, Serrano, Bayonne
- 2 tsp olive oil
- 1 medium tomato, peeled, chopped
- 3 tbs soft goat cheese/li>
- Put eggs in medium bowl and whisk well.
- Add flour, a little at a time, sprinkling it across the eggs, and whisking well after each addition.
- Add the milk, herbs, and whisk well. Let rest a few minutes while you start the sauce.
- Heat 2 tsp olive oil in a small skillet. Add ham and sauté until crisp
- Add tomatoes and cook over low heat while you make the noodles.
- Heat remaining 2 tsp oil in a small nonstick skillet or omelet pan, 7 – 8″ (20cm) in diameter, over medium heat.
- Add 1/3rd of the egg mixture, tilting pan to cover well. Let cook, undisturbed for 1 – 2 minutes, until cooked through and top is dry. With a spatula, carefully turn and cook on the other side for 30 seconds. Remove to a plate.
- Repeat twice more.
- When eggs are done, roll each up like a cigar and slice 1/4″ (.5cm) strips.
- Divide strips in half and place on plates.
- add goat cheese to tomato / ham skillet and melt.
- Divide, spoon over noodles, and serve.
We are surrounded by wheat this year.
And it’s spring.
I have been fascinated by all of the different shades of green.
Plus a bit of white…. although some of the newborn calves are brown.
We are now mowing every 5 days….