I mean who doesn’t love easy and tasty meals that you can prepare in 10 minutes. There really aren’t many out there. I will preface this by saying in order to make spaetzle, you really need a spaetzle maker which helps save time. I’ve tried just using a grader but it’s not the same. You can easily find a spaetzle maker on Amazon for a good price.
I actually shared in a past post about the first time I ever had German spaetzle. It was actually at a little restaurant called Chef Henry’s. Sadly it’s no longer around but my mom convinced me to order chicken paprikash with spaetzle. I had heard of neither but she convinced me to try it when describing spaetzle as pasta dumplings. Ever since then, I’ve been a huge fan. Now you can buy spaetzle at the store just like any pasta, but where is the fun in that? Like I mentioned above, it really couldn’t be easier to make and once you eat homemade spaetzle you’ll never go back to store-bought.
So if you don’t have a spaetzle maker, go out and buy one and give this spaetzle recipe a try. Enjoy!
What Ingredients are in this German Spaetzle Recipe?
- All-purpose flour
- Ground nutmeg
How to Make Spaetzle
- In medium bowl, mix together dry ingredients.
- In another bowl, whisk together eggs and milk then add to dry ingredients and mix until dough is just combined.
- Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and place spaetzle maker on top. Press dough throw spaetzle maker.
- Boil for 2-3 minutes or until spaetzle is tender and starting to float and then drain. Toss with whatever sauce you’re using.
What is Spaetzle?
Spaetzle is a type of pasta that is made with fresh eggs and is typically found in countries like Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Hungary.
Can Spaetzle Be Made Ahead of Time?
Yes. Go through the process of boiling the spaetzle and then drain. Toss with some olive oil so it doesn’t stick and place in airtight container. It can be in fridge for up to 2 days before heating up. To reheat, just sauté in some butter.
What Can I Use If I Don’t Have a Spaetzle Maker?
As I said earlier, the spaetzle maker really makes life so much easier. However if you don’t have one you can use a colander that has holes big enough for the dough to be pressed through. Watch a video of how to do this here.
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- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
- 2 eggs
- 3 tbsp milk
- 2 tbsp unsalted butter
- 2 tbsp fresh Italian parsley, chopped
- In a medium bowl, mix together the all-purpose flour, salt and nutmeg. In another bowl, whisk together the eggs and milk.
- Add the egg/milk mixture and mix until the dough is just combined.
- Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Place spaetzle maker or metal grader over boiling water. Press dough through and boil for 2-3 minutes or until spaetzle is tender and starting to float. Remove with slotted spoon and toss with butter and some fresh parsley.