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Spaetzle - German Pasta

May 11, 2020

Spaetzle...I must admit that I don't know the right way to pronounce it but I DO know that it is my family's most favorite comfort food. We had it years ago at this amazing German restaurant in Colorado, while visiting my sister. We all LOVED it! We do not have any German restaurants where we live so I was determined to learn how to make it. You can see from my messy recipe card that this is a very loved dish in our house. My family of 5 doubles this recipe...

1 cup flour

1 tsp salt

1/2 tsp pepper

1/2 tsp nutmeg

2 eggs, beaten

1/4 cup milk

1. Start boiling a large pot of water.

2. In a large bowl, combine flour, salt, pepper and nutmeg.

3. Make a "well" in the middle and add eggs and milk.

4. Stir. Pulling from the walls of the well with each stir.

5. Keep stirring and pulling from the wall until it is combined.

6. Let the Spaetzle dough rest for 15 minutes.

7. Using a Spaetzle maker or slotted spoon, take a cup of dough and run it back and forth over the water until all dough is boiling.

8. Stir and let the Spaetzle boil for 3-4 minutes.

9. Remove cooked Spaetzle with a strainer and repeat until all dough is cooked.

10. Right before dinner, melt butter in a skillet and cook the Spaetzle until golden brown. You can also add some Parmesan if you would like or top with Jager Sauce.

Note: I have never tried it but you can also make Spaetzle with a potato ricer.

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