German Spaetzle

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So this is actually going to be a part one of two blog post. Today we’re going to focus on the “noodles” – a post that would make my Oma and Opa proud. So spaetzle – say it with me, “SCHPETS-luh” – is a German dumpling. A tiny, delicious German dumpling. Now normally these would be served a little differently – say, fried in butter and topped with a thin gravy (which is HEAVEN). BUT, I thought to myself, these are kind of like noodles, and I have some quick stroganoff on the stove…WHY NOT PUT THEM TOGETHER? Click on through to learn how to make these delicious, EASY little dumplings!


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Let’s start with the batter. Because that’s really all there is to this recipe. Mix together 1 cup of flour, 1 tsp ground nutmeg, and 3/4 tsp salt. Whisk together 1/4-1/3 cup of milk (I find a slightly thinner batter easier to work with, but you don’t want it to be soupy!), and 2 eggs. Combine the wet and dry ingredients into a batter.

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Now it’s time to cook! There are two options for getting your batter to turn into spaetzle. The first is the easiest, and that’s by using a spaetzle press. It’s kind of like a garlic press, but bigger. If you don’t have a press, you can use a colander over your boiling water. Drop in a few tablespoons of batter into the bottom of the colander and use a spatula to spread and press it through the holes and into the boiling water. Continue until you’ve used all of your batter.

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The spaetzle are finished when they float to the top of the pot! Serve hot, fried in butter, with gravy, or any other sauce you feel like adding! Tune in in two weeks for a recipe for the beef stroganoff  pictured in the photo at the top of the post! Enjoy!


GERMAN SPAETZLE
RECIPE
Ingredients:
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4-1/3 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
Directions:
  1. Combine your dry ingredients and set aside.
  2. Whisk your wet ingredients together.
  3. Combine wet and dry ingredients to form a batter.
  4. Press the batter into boiling water with a spaetzle press or through a collander with a spatula.
  5. When the spaetzle floats to the top of the water, drain and set aside.
  6. Serve as desired. ENJOY!

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