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Turkey Soup with Homemade Noodles

Turkey Soup

Remove any stuffing from the carcass. Break the carcass up so it fits in a large pot. Add water and bay leaves. Simmer for 3 hours.

Remove the carcass parts from the pot. Let the parts cool, then strip the meat from the pieces and put the meat back in the turkey broth. Throw the bones away.

Add the onion, celery, carrots, parsley, tomatoes and thyme. Salt and pepper to taste and simmer for a further 30 minutes. Add the noodles and simmer for 6 more minutes. Makes a boatload of soup.

Turkey Soup

Home Made Noodles

Mix the egg well. Add the salt and mix until dissolved. Add half the flour and mix. Add the rest of the flour and mix. If the dough is too dry add a little water.

Roll the dough out on a floured board, fold over and roll again. Repeat until the dough takes on a smooth texture. Roll out until it is less than 1/8" thick. Slice into 1/4" wide noodles. Let the noodles completely dry before using. Noodles this fresh will only take from 2 to 6 minutes (depending on thickness) to cook.

Homemade Noodles

I use a hand cranked pasta machine I have had for over 30 years to make these noodles. It works very well and I can make the noodles as thick or as thin as I like.

Pasta Machine