Spaetzle with Browned Butter

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 5 mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, salt and nutmeg.
  2. Add the eggs and milk; stir until thoroughly combined.
  3. Let dough rest about 15 minutes before cooking.
  4. Heat a large pot of lightly salted water until boiling.
  5. Using a spaetzle machine Add the spaetzle and cook until done, about 4- 5 minutes.
  6. The dumplings will float when done.
  7. Drain well.
  8. In a saute pan heat butterand saute until butter has turned brown.
  9. Place the spaetzle in a serving dish and pour the butter on top.
  10. Season with salt and pepper; toss well to combine.
  11. Serve immediately.


Most Helpful

Flavor and Texture perfect. I omitted the nutmeg just because we are not fond of it. Added lots of onions to the butter for a boost of flavor. Very close to what we had in Austria.

Nunzio's Daughter February 20, 2005

Love the spaetzle! I doubled the nutmeg (I can't have spaetzle without it!) and fried them in the pan with the butter. Delish! These were really good and my kids loved them. Anything doughy to a German kid is a hit! LOL! Made for Kittencal's Recipe Tag. Thanks Lauralie41! :)

Nif December 24, 2009

Unfortunately no photo for this one, we ate them too quickly! DH made this recipe, he says he found that the cooked spaetzle were too wet to pour the browned butter over and he was concerned over the consistency, so instead he fried the spaetzle in the butter which is the way we are used to having them. Nice enough recipe, reasonable consistency to use with a manual spaetzle maker (as in, the pan with holes and a spatula). He couldn't find the nutmeg so didn't add it. Thanks!

Chickee November 28, 2009

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