Spaetzle

German style noodles

Spaetzle
Spaetzle

PREP TIME

--

minutes

TOTAL TIME

25

minutes

SERVINGS

8

servings

PREP TIME

--

minutes

TOTAL TIME

25

minutes

SERVINGS

8

servings

Ingredients

  • 3

    cups all purpose flour

  • 1/4

    cup snipped fresh parsley

  • 1 1/2

    tsp. salt

  • 1/4 to 1/2

    tsp ground nutmeg

  • 4

    eggs

  • 2/3

    cups water or milk

  • 1/4

    cup butter (optional)

Directions

Bring a large amount of salted water to boiling in a 4 qt. dutch oven. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, stir together the flour, parsley, salt, and nutmeg. In antoher medium bowl, stir together eggs and water or milk; add to dry mixture. Stir with a wooden spoon until a dough forms (dough will be sticky). Place the dough on a cutting board and using a buttered table knife, scrape small pieces of dough into the boiling water. Or, place the dough in a colander and press the dough throught the holes of the colander into the boiling water. Cook, stirring occasionally, until spaetzle are tender but still firm, allowing 7-10 minutes if using the buttered knife mithod or 5 minutes if usin the colander method. Drain well and serve. (If desired, melt 2 tbs butter in a large skillet ove medium heat. Add half of the cooked spaetzle; cook and stir for 3-4 minutes or until golden. Remove from skillt; keep warm. Repeat with remaining butter and spaetzle.)

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