Quark Spaetzle

Recipe by flower7
READY IN: 50mins




  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil and add about 1 tsp salt.
  • While water is coming up to boil, make batter. Whisk the quark and eggs together in a large bowl. Mix in the salt and nutmeg. Gently stir in the flour until smooth (start with 1 1/2 cups and add more if necessary - batter should be fairly wet).
  • Working with half of the batter at a time, push the batter through the holes of a colander (or spätzle maker) into the boiling water.
  • Stir and cook until the water returns to a simmer, about 45 seconds to 1 minute.
  • Using a skimmer or a large slotted spoon, transfer the spätzle to another colander. Run cold water over them to stop the cooking. Set aside and once the water has returned to a boil, repeat with the rest of the dough.
  • Heat a large cast-iron or non-stick skillet over medium heat.
  • Add butter, melt, and then add the onions.
  • Cook, stirring occasionally, about 5-8 minutes.
  • Add the garlic and cook another 2 minutes.
  • Raise the heat to medium-high and add the spätzle.
  • Fry, stirring frequently, until the spätzle begin to turn golden, about 10 minutes.
  • Season with more fresh grated nutmeg and black pepper, to taste.
  • Remove pan from heat and add the cheese, stirring until cheese is melted. Serve immediately.