Prep 3 hrs
Cook 30 mins
This authentic recipe came to me from a sweet, elderly German lady whose son is a 3rd generation "Wurstmacher" & owns a meat market in a small west-central Wisconsin town. She suggests that it is best to make the batter several hours ahead, This gives the batter time to soften & for any lumps to dissolve. Prep & cook times are approximate.
- Sift together the flour, salt & baking powder.
- Beat the eggs well.
- Gradually add the flour mixture a little at a time until well mixed. Batter will be stiff.
- Add the milk, a little at a time until batter is smooth. The batter should be the thickness of pancake batter.
- Fill a large kettle with water & bring to a boil. The water should be heavily salted.
- Carefully, tip the bowl over the kettle & using a butter knife, cut the batter into the salted water. (NOTE: You can also press the batter through the holes of a colander with the back of a spoon.).
- Cut or press through a few at a time until they float to the top.
- Remove noodles with a slotted spoon onto an oven-proof platter. (You can keep them warm in a 250° oven until finished.).
- Repeat steps 7 & 8 until batter is all gone.
- When done, pour melted butter over the top. Top with some bread crumbs, if desired. These are great when mixed with sauerkraut, too!