Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins
(I like to put sauteed onions with this) Good substitute for potatoes.
- Beat eggs well; add remaining ingredients and beat until the dough blisters.
- Drop from the tip of a wet teaspoon into boiling salted water.
- Cook until tender (about 15 minutes). Drain.
- Toss with melted butter.
As a German National, growing up in the birthplace of Spaetzle in the Swabian community, having had Spaetzle twice a week since I can remember, I have to tell you that Spaetzle are not made with milk. You just use water. In the old days Spaetzles dough was made thinner and put on a cuttingboard then scraped into boiling water. It only takes a couple of minutes..less then 5, for Spaetzle to be done. I actually have a spaetzlesmachine where you fill in the dough and it comes out looking like spagetti, but you stir them up and they break a little, cookingtime is 2 minutes...once they boil take them out. Spaetzlesmachine is much like a potatoricer, there are places on the web where you can buy those. Thats authentic Spaetzle. Sometimes my Mom just made Spaetzle, browned some onions in butter and put them over the spaetzle, serve with a fresh green salad and you got a complete meal.
The dish is wonderful! It so easy to make, it takes 15-20 min :). Also I like to serve it with butter and sour cream. Everytime I cook Spaetzle my husband ask if there anything is left. Though, I always cook more. Try, and you''ll see how easy and delicious it is!
This recipe is so close to the one that I received with my Spaetzle maker that I got from a German Store. The only thing different is that mine uses 1/2 cup water and 1/2 cup milk. My spaetzle maker is not a potato ricer. It has large holes. (like little dumplings). DH and I like them fried in butter. We had them cooked this way at a German resturant once and it's the only way we like to eat them now! Thanks, Melody for posting.