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


  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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