Bacon Onion Spaetzle

"Food Network, $40 a Day - Jackson Hole, WY; recipe courtesy Roger Freedman. Side note: In Switzerland it is common to add Raclette or Gruyere cheese to this dish (referred to as Alpine Macaroni)."
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  • In a medium bowl, combine the flour, salt, and nutmeg. In a separate bowl, combine the eggs and milk. Add the egg mixture to the dry ingredients and stir until smooth; let stand for 30 minutes. Press the batter through a sieve into boiling salted water. Cook about 1 minute. Drop cooked spaetzle into ice water. Drain spaetzle and set aside.
  • In a skillet, cook the bacon over medium heat until golden, about 4 to 5 minutes. Add onions and cook until soft, about 4 to 5 minutes. In a separate skillet, saute the cooked spaetzle in the oil until golden. Add the bacon mixture, season as needed with salt and pepper, and garnish with chopped fresh parsley.

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  1. Baby Kato
    Awesome recipe swissms. The pasta was flavorful and had great textures. We really enjoyed the subtle nutmeg flavor in the noodle. I made as written but added some peas and diced mushroom. Thank you so much for sharing a recipe that we will enjoy often.
  2. adopt a greyhound
    Very good flavors in this easy dish. I had pancetta open so used half a package of that. Served with Chicken Schnitzel. Will use the bacon next time.
  3. Lori Mama
    So very tasty. The directions were easy to follow, with a nice result. :)
  4. LARavenscroft
    This brought back fond memories of my childhood. Mom used to make spaetzle quite often and I always enjoyed it. The batter seemed a little thinner than I remember and I really didn't have a sieve that was suitable for making the noodle like shapes, but they tasted just like I remember. Made for 1~2~3 Hit Tag.
  5. breezermom
    I really enjoyed this! I was very tempted to add the gruyere, but resisted the temptation. I will try it that way in the future! But this is really delicious as posted. Thanks for sharing!


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