Zender’s noodles

A city within Mid-Michigan named Frankenmuth offers traditional German food, entertainment, shopping and cultural events. One of the dishes that is served in their famous chicken dinner restaurants is traditional buttered noodles.  These noodles are delicious and why wouldn’t they be as they are prepared with Ritz crackers and butter. This is not a low-calorie carbohydrate free dish, but one that will be enjoyed on occasion for a special dinner.  I know my husband loves these noodles and they are a real treat. I was happy to finally find the recipe and made them along with maple glazed pork chops for him recently.

If you have ever visited Zender’s restaurant and tasted these noodles, you will certainly enjoy this recipe.  If you just remember an old-fashioned egg noodle recipe from your grandmother, perhaps this one will also bring back those memories. Children love noodles and I would encourage grandmothers to try this recipe and serve them to your grandchildren.  These noodles make memories.

Here is their recipe–gather these ingredients:   16 ounces of German egg noodles, 2 quarts chicken broth, 1/2 tablespoon Zender’s chicken seasoning, 6 ounces butter or margarine/sliced into small pieces

Boil the chicken broth in a large pot and add the seasoning.  Stir.  Add the noodles and decrease the temperature to a simmer.  Cook the noodles for 8-10 minutes.  They should be tender. Drain the noodles, but do not rinse the noodles. In a bowl, place the noodles and add 4 ounces of melted butter which has been mixed with 1/4 cup chicken broth.

In a second bowl, prepare these ingredients:

add 1 cup crushed Saltine crackers (6 crackers) to

1 cup (2 sleeves)crushed Ritz crackers, and 4 ounces of butter or margarine which has been melted.  In a large skillet on the stove-top, add these crackers and allow to brown slightly in the last 2 ounces of butter or margarine.

Mix the crackers with the noodles in this larger pan to heat through. Serve hot.


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