Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

Similar to German Spaetzle. Helps to have a Spaetzle press or maker.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Using an electric mixer, blend the eggs, lard or oil, water, and milk.
  2. Stir the flour together with 1/2 t of the salt and the baking powder in a dry bowl.
  3. Blend this mixture into the liquid. Mix well and set aside for a moment.
  4. Bring 4 quarts of water to a boil and add 2 teaspoons of salt.
  5. Using a Spaetzle maker or Spaetzle press, squeeze the dough into the boiling water. Use about 1/3 of the dough for each batch. When the dumplings float to the surface, they are done.
  6. Remove them with a slotted spoon and place in a colander. They can be served this way with Paprika Gravy or pan-fried with a little butter, just until they are a bit golden, and topped with parsley.
  7. NOTE: These dumplings can also be made by using a piping bag or dropping very small amounts from a spoon. The latter takes much much longer.
Most Helpful

These are just like my grandmother's homemade noodles. These dumplings/noodles/spaetzle still are a work in progress for me, in terms of appearance but they are perfect in flavor and texture. THANKS.

BarbryT November 09, 2008