Simple Spaetzle

Simple Spaetzle


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About this recipe: The traditional German soft, pasta-like morsels. A loose pasta dough is pressed through a spaetzle maker, simmered, drained and sauteed in butter.


Serves: 6 

  • 125g plain flour
  • 4 tablespoons milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 pinch freshly ground white pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 litres hot water
  • 30g butter
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

Prep:20min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:30min 

  1. Mix together flour, salt, white pepper and nutmeg. Beat eggs well and add alternately with the milk to the dry ingredients. Mix until smooth.
  2. Press dough through spaetzle maker or a large holed sieve or metal grater.
  3. Drop a few at a time into simmering liquid. Cook for 5 to 8 minutes. Drain well.
  4. Saute cooked spaetzle in butter. Sprinkle chopped fresh parsley on top and serve.

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Really easy to make as a quick side for a goulash - 23 May 2016

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