Saturday, April 9, 2011

"Rustic" German Spaetzle Dumplings!

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Rustic German Spaetzle Dumplings

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
2 eggs
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.


Sarah said...

I saw spaetzle on another blog and was introduced to something new. It looks really delicious and pretty next to those greens. I love to hear about the foods people grew up with and the countries they derive.

Russell said...

Yum spaetzle...... I'm totally gonna make this ;)

Lara said...

Yes, I love it when people describe their favorite dishes growing up! Thanks for visiting guys!

Anonymous said...

Boy does that look tasty!

kat said...

So long since I've had spaetzle. Have you ever used it to make mac & cheese?

Lara said...

No I haven't Kat, but I am definitely going to put cheese on it next time, maybe even make it like a poutine with gravy!

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