Recipe by Matriarch
READY IN: 20mins
SERVES: 8-10




  • Put a large pot of water on to boil.
  • Grate swiss cheese.
  • Mix flour and salt.
  • Mix eggs and milk.
  • Stir liquid into dry ingredients.
  • It will make a dough, moister than bread dough, almost but not quite as soft as muffin dough.Use extra milk if it is too stiff. If the dough is too soft the spatzle will turn out mushy.
  • Fill spatzle grater with dough and "grate" it directly into the boiling water.
  • Cook about 10 minutes at a gentle boil, stirring occasionally.
  • The spatzle rise to the top when ready.
  • Drain well.
  • I use 2 corningware dishes with lids (2.5 quart or 2.3 litre).
  • Alternate layers of spatzle, cheese and a dribble of melted butter. Mix or leave in layers.
  • Let stand covered for 5 minutes to melt cheese.
  • Best served with Maggi (similar to soy sauce)sprinkled on top for extra flavour.
  • This freezes well and can be warmed up in the microwave or oven.