Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 1 hr
Cook 5 mins

You must have a spatzle maker to use this recipe! It is a grater with very large holes and a container that passes back and forth to press the rather runny batter through the holes.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Beat eggs and add milk.
  2. Combine flour, nutmeg, pepper and salt in bowl.
  3. Add liquid gradually, beat until smooth.
  4. Let dough rest, beating occasionally, for an hour (optional).
  5. Bring gallon of water to boil, add boullion (powder or cubes) to the water.
  6. Use Spaetzle press to drop noodles into water.
  7. When noodles rise to surface, they are done.
  8. Skim off with slotted spoon and place in bowl of ice water to cool.
  9. Drain.
  10. Melt butter, add noodles and parsley.
  11. Stirfry until heated.
  12. Serve immediately.
Most Helpful

Yummy - just like my mom makes. But we found that there wasn't enough for two adults, and we're not especially big eaters. I recommend that you double the recipe if you have more than two eating.

Claudia Straka February 16, 2002

What a great idea to add chicken base /bouillon to the boiling water! Here is a neat hint I saw on Foodnetwork. Take one of those aluminum pie pans from a frozen pie shell. Poke it full of holes.(not too small). Pour/push the dough through this.Into the boiling broth. It works great. :-)

Koechin (Chef) April 03, 2009

I think I'm in love! LOL! This recipe was easy and sooo tasty. My kids will go nuts over this for sure. I liked the taste of the bouillon and only used about 8 cups of water to enjoy the flavour of it. I recommend using a spaetzle maker as it made the job very quick and easy. I bought one for under $10 and I know I'll get a lot of use out of it. If you want it for a side dish, 4 servings is fair. As a main dish, maybe 2 servings, but I would make more. Made for Spring 2009 PAC. Thanks!

Nif April 03, 2009