Crispy Semolina Noodles

Crispy Semolina Noodles

What started as an innocent experiment with semolina dumplings, somehow turned into a surreal crepe-pasta-spaetzle-noodle-chow mein hybrid. Serve with a little salt and grated Parmesan cheese.
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  • Serves: 2 persons



  1. Step 1

    Whisk egg, milk, salt, and sugar together in a bowl. Add semolina flour and whisk until combined.
  2. Step 2

    Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a griddle or pan over medium heat. Drop ladlefuls of batter in batches into the hot pan and fry until set and golden, 2 to 4 minutes, flipping halfway. Remove from the pan and let cool enough to handle, about 5 minutes.
  3. Step 3

    Roll up pancakes and thinly slice into "noodles."
  4. Step 4

    Heat remaining 2 teaspoons olive oil in the same pan over medium heat. Add pepper flakes and "noodles." Pan-fry until almost crisp, 2 to 4 minutes.