This filled noodle recipe is one that we’ve used at Zuber’s when we’re serving lunch during the winter months!  Be sure to check back next week too for a second filling recipe:

Gefülltenudeln / Filled Noodles

3 eggs
6 tablespoons water
1 ½ cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
2 egg whites
Noodle filling or roast beef noodle filling (see following recipes)
Browned bread crumbs (page 81 of the )

Beat eggs and water. Sift together flour and salt. Add to beaten eggs and blend to form a dough.

Roll a portion of the dough on a well-floured surface to approximately ⅛ inch thickness. Dough should be thin enough to insure tenderness and thick enough to work with. (This takes practice and patience but is worth the effort.) Cut dough into 4-inch squares. Brush surface of square with egg whites and place 1 tablespoon filling (see following recipes) on square. Top with a second square and seal edges to form a noodle pocket (ravioli like). Repeat as necessary.

Boil in a large kettle of salted water about 8 to 10 minutes. Gently remove from kettle, allow to drain a moment, place in serving dish, and top with browned bread crumbs.

Serves four or five.

Note: Gefülltenudeln are not served with any type of gravy or sauce. Crowned with toasted crumbs and served alongside sweet applesauce, a fresh green vegetable dish, and salad, filled noodles simply do not need a sauce. A very popular communal Amana dish, Gefülltenudeln sometimes makes a special appearance on those days when elders from other villages were visiting.

Noodle Filling

1 pound lean ground beef
1 or 2 slices bread, cut into small cubes
1 small onion, minced
⅛ teaspoon nutmeg
1 heaping teaspoon minced parsley
Salt and pepper

Brown lean ground beef. Drain and pat dry. Soak bread cubes in a bit of water and then squeeze to remove excess water. Combine bread cubes, minced onion, nutmeg, parsley, salt and pepper. Spoon mixture in noodles.


This recipe comes from the cookbook Seasons of Plenty: Amana Communal Cooking and was posted with permission of author Emilie Hoppe. Learn more about the book and how to purchase it.