Betty’s Special Noodles with Cream and Cheese

1/2 lb. egg noodles
4 c. water
1 T. butter or oil
pinch saffron
1 t. salt
2 egg yolks
3 T. butter
1/2 t. garlic salt or regular salt with a small clove of garlic, crushed
1/3 c. light cream
1/4 c. grated Parmesan cheese
few dashes freshly ground pepper (optional)

Browned Butter Crumbs (Optional):
1/2 lb. butter
2 cups dry bread crumbs

Bring water to a boil. Add butter, saffron, and salt. Add noodles and boil approximately 10 minutes on medium heat until tender. Drain and put in a heated serving bowl.

Melt butter in a 1-quart saucepan and add seasoning. Whip egg yolks with a fork and blend with cream. Pour into melted butter. Keep on very low heat while adding the grated cheese, stirring gently till well mixed. Do not bring to a boil. When very warm, pour over noodles and toss until thoroughly mixed.

Top with Browned Butter Crumbs or freshly ground pepper.

Browned Butter Crumbs (Optional):
Melt the butter in a large pan over medium-low heat. After it has melted, stir occasionally until the butter begins to brown. Be sure to remove from the heat before it burns, or it will lose its flavor. it should be a rich nut-brown color. Add the dry bread crumbs and mix.

Source: Country Goodness Cookbook

Serves 4-6

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