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Are Egg Noodles Gluten-Free?

No, egg noodles are not gluten-free. 

What are Egg Noodles?

Egg noodles are made from two ingredients: eggs and wheat flour. They tend to be flat and long, though there are some short and thin varieties.

Different names for egg noodles include:

  • Youmian, used in lo mein, is a thin egg noodle common in Asian cuisines
  • Lokshen is a wide egg noodle that appears most often in Jewish dishes from Eastern European
  • Kesme or erişte, common in Eurasian cuisine
  • Spätzle, a type of egg noodle found most often in southern Germany and central Europe

As you can see, egg noodles are a versatile ingredient, and can be found in soups and pasta dishes from all over the world. 

Gluten-free Egg Noodles

You don’t have to miss out on egg noodles! Try ordering gluten-free versions online or make your own at home, replacing the wheat flour in a recipe with a 1:1 gluten-free flour substitute. A bowl of egg noodles found in China and dated to 4,000 years ago was actually made with the gluten-free grains millet and sorghum, so try substituting in these gluten-free grains to make noodles like the ones the ancients ate.

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