Nouilles a l’Alsacienne are thin noodles from Alsace, France. The noodles are rolled paper thin, cut into 2 inch long strips, and tossed with poppy seeds and chives. Alsace is a small region in eastern France bordering Germany and Switzerland. The cuisine is influenced by French and German staples. Alsace is popular for its wine and liquor. It is also the main beer producer in France.
There are a couple of ways to make these noodles. Traditionally, they are hand rolled until paper-thin. The sheets are cut into 2 inch long strips, the strips are stacked, and they are cut into 1/4 inch wide noodles with a sharp knife. If you have a pasta maker, you can roll the pasta to the thinnest setting, cut them with the fettuccine attachment, then cut the noodles into 2 inch long pieces.