Silver noodles aren’t something my family grew up eating so unfortunately I don’t have any memories of making them as it’s all been done by me for years now. But this process is similar to making crystal dumplings that are also popular in Hong Kong and parts of Southeast Asia- which I learned from her too!!!
Here are a few methods of making silver noodles at home
Silver Noodles Making: METHOD 1
- You place the dry ingredients in a big mixing bowl and pour boiling water over them.
- Give it a quick mix, then cover it with plastic wrap as soon as possible so that the steam can do its job of condensing starch into the hydrogel.
- Leave for 10 minutes so that your dough will be properly hydrated and you’ll have an easier time working with it later on!
- After ten minutes, add some oil to your boil before you start kneading until you get a smooth ball of dough like playdough.
- Once you make the dough, divide it into 4 portions and work with 1 portion at a time.
- It’s time to roll a small amount of dough into a long rope and cut it up smaller. With your hands, roll out the small piece of dough to make an even thinner rope then press hard on both ends to get them thin. Y
- ou can now easily use this technique for making silver noodles!
Follow these directions to make your silver noodles bouncy and chewy! Once you have boiled them, add the noodle into soup or stir fry them with whatever is chilling in the fridge.
Silver Noodles Making: METHOD 2
- Place wheat starch, rice flour, and tapioca starch in a medium bowl.
- Add salt to combine well. Pour boiling water over the dry ingredients and mix with a rubber spatula until the water is absorbed by all of the ingredients before covering them with plastic wrap for 10 minutes so they steam gently (once this happens it will be time to add oil).
- Roll each portion into ropes about ½-inch wide which will be cut into ¼ inch pieces, then roll each piece between your hands to form noodles that are thinner at one end than at another.
- Place on a baking tray then repeat with remaining dough portions as needed.
- Bring a pot of boiling water to the stove and cook noodles for 5 minutes. Drain them, run cold water over them, then add the noodles along with 1 tsp of oil before stirring into soups and stir-fries.
- Cook 10 ounces (about 2/3rds cup) dried spaghetti in it for 6-7 minutes or according to package instructions depending on your preference. Drain well: then mix the pasta with 1 tbsp olive oil before adding it into soups and stir-fries.
- Serve them to all lovingly!
Silver Noodles Making: METHOD 3
- Initially, you need to fill a large pot with 2 or 3 inches of mild water and insert a bamboo steamer basket in it.
- The basket should not touch the water. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a dough hook, combine all ingredients into one mass and work until it’s smooth enough to come together without being sticky or tacky on your fingers or hands.
- If you want more texture in your dumplings, add flour to incorporate as needed after ingredients are combined; just be sure that there isn’t too much excess because it will make them oily once cooked – no oil is needed for this recipe!
- On a lightly floured surface turn out mixture onto an area where you can roll (flour) into long snakes; then cut each piece by hand so they’re about 1/2 inch-by-1/2 inch in size – note: these measurements were taken from diameter rather than length so don’t freak out if yours aren’t perfect – around 25 pieces works well!
Silver Noodles Making: METHOD 4
- The recipe calls for flour, boiling water, and a large mixing bowl.
- Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients – stirring until it becomes crumbly before adding in the water. When this mixture is cool enough to touch, sprinkle some flour on your working surface before kneading through so that you have a soft dough ball that can be divided into 9 equal parts using your palms.
- Dust off any excess flour from your work area and roll each piece of dough into 1/2″ thick rolls then cut them with half-inch slices- letting one piece of dough rest in between as well because it will become noodles later too! If you want longer noodles instead, use thicker slices or let them rest at room temperature for 10 minutes first.
- When all the silver noodles are made, heat a pot of water with 1 tsp of oil.
- When it comes to boiling add in the silver noodles that have been brought up from below and cook them for about 3 minutes or until they float back onto the surface.
- Remove and rinse immediately in cold water before draining thoroughly- this will help prevent future staining as well as make sure you get rid of any old (and unused) seasonings!
- Your noodles should now be ready to use right away, but if not store them tightly sealed in an airtight container in your refrigerator for up to a week. Enjoy!
Silver Noodles Making: METHOD 5
Add oil to a skillet over medium-high heat. Add carrots and saute for 5 minutes, until slightly tender and browned. For your second step, add spinach so it wilts in the pan with soy sauce, sriracha (which is red chili pepper sauce), sugar, and salt. After that you want to add silver needle noodles – this will take about 5 more minutes of cooking time as well! When it has been added to the pan remove it from heat immediately before serving so it doesn’t make crispy or chewy noodles.
Now you know a plethora of methods to make this tasty yet quick dish at home without hassles. So what are you waiting for go and give silver noodles a quick try?
You can also read: http://fruigees.com/how-to-make-potato-noodles-from-scratch/