Spaetzle (noodles)

READY IN: 30mins
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.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Sift flour, salt and nutmeg together in a bowl.
  2. Pour eggs and 1/4 cup water into middle of flour mixture, beat with a wooden spoon.
  3. Add enough water to make the dough slightly sticky, yet keeping it elastic and stiff.
  4. Using a spätzle machine or a colander with medium holes, press the noodles into a large pot full of boiling salted water.
  5. Cook noodles in the water about 5 minutes or until they rise to the surface.
  6. Lift noodles out and drain on paper towels.
  7. Brown noodles in melted butter over low heat.

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