Saturday, April 9, 2011
"Rustic" German Spaetzle Dumplings!Print this post
This seemed like a nice easy recipe to try from All Recipes and I must say they turned out pretty tasty! I could see how this could be a great home cooked meal for kids growing up in Germany, as there are few ingredients and not a lot of preparation needed. I accompanied ours with some rainbow chard sautéed in olive oil with garlic, shallots, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper. I think next time I might try variations with sprinkled Parmesan cheese on top and/or caramelized onions!
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 pinch freshly ground white pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 gallon hot water
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
Mix together flour, salt, white pepper, and nutmeg. Beat eggs well, and add alternately with the milk to the dry ingredients. Mix until smooth.
Press dough through spaetzle maker, or a large holed sieve or metal grater. (I didn't really have any of these to use that were successful, so I just broke off little pieces into the water). Drop a few at a time into simmering liquid. Cook 5 to 8 minutes. Drain well.
Saute cooked spaetzle in butter or margarine on just over medium heat. Sprinkle chopped fresh parsley on top, and serve.