Top Review by HeatherFeather
Excellent recipe! I have been trying for some time, with great frustration, to perfect the art of making spaetzle. Well - it is now obvious to me that it really isn't hard at all - you just need the correct recipe. This was absolutely perfect - the batter was nice and thick and not gloppy, like so many others I had previously tried. I used a spaetzle maker and it came out as good as any I've ever eaten in my favorite restaurant here in Germany.
- 3 cups unbleached flour
- 4 large eggs, beaten
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 cup water (or more)
- 1⁄4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1⁄4 cup butter
Directions See How It's Made
- Sift flour, salt and nutmeg together in a bowl.
- Pour eggs and 1/4 cup water into middle of flour mixture, beat with a wooden spoon.
- Add enough water to make the dough slightly sticky, yet keeping it elastic and stiff.
- Using a spätzle machine or a colander with medium holes, press the noodles into a large pot full of boiling salted water.
- Cook noodles in the water about 5 minutes or until they rise to the surface.
- Lift noodles out and drain on paper towels.
- Brown noodles in melted butter over low heat.