Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

My German grandmother always served these when she made pot roast when we were growing up. We drooled with anticipation.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix flour, baking powder and salt.
  2. Beat together eggs and water.
  3. Beat egg mixture with flour mixture until batter is elastic.
  4. Boil a pot of water.
  5. Reduce water to simmer.
  6. Plop spoonfuls of dough into simmering water.
  7. When they rise to the surface, remove with a slotted spoon and put aside.
  8. When all of the spaetzel are cooked, melt butter in frying pan.
  9. Saute onion in butter for a few minutes.
  10. Add spaetzels and saute for 5-10 minutes.


Most Helpful

My Grandmother placed some dough on a wooden cutting board and scraped with sharp knife direct in cooking salt water. Aaaah

Brigitte R. January 24, 2014

These were really good. I have been craving them. I even got my picky daughter to eat them. They are so good sauted with the onions and butter, especially when the onions get sweet and caramelized. I had a really hard time at first. I tried using a spoon to drop them in, but that didn't work. After several different attempts, I figured something out. I used a big slotted spoon and used a spoon to squeeze the dough through the slots. It took me forever. I would like to make these again, but I would like an easier method. I will probably wait until I have a spatzel maker to make it less work. They did taste really good though.

cookie77 January 06, 2009

Holy Yum!! Better than the restaurant! Thanks so much! We pushed the batter thru a collander (strainer) a technique I saw before, so they were tiny, which I love! Soooo good...Hope you like my photos!

me & alex September 23, 2007

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