German Spaetzle Dumplings

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

"Traditional German dumplings. You can also mince a few pieces of bacon, onion and garlic in a pan, and heat the cooked spaetzle in the all of the above or your choice. Omit the butter if preparing recipe with bacon."

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix together flour, salt, white pepper, and nutmeg. Beat eggs well, and add alternately with the milk to the dry ingredients. Mix until smooth.
  2. Press dough through spaetzle maker, or a large holed sieve or metal grater.
  3. Drop a few at a time into simmering liquid. Cook 5 to 8 minutes. When Spaetzle come to the top they are done. Remove with a slotted spoon. It is best to cook a small amount at a time.
  4. Saute cooked spaetzle in butter or margarine. Sprinkle chopped fresh chives on top, and serve.


Most Helpful

I use whole wheat flour most of the time, and loved this recipe for spaetzles. I used water and egg substitute for the whole milk and eggs, and added some garlic powder. They were wonderful with the chicken goulash I served with them. We loved them. Thanks for the recipe.

ohgal July 19, 2007

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