Saturday, October 17, 2015

#159 German Spaetzle

My daughter, who is an extremely picky eater loved eating Spaetzle with the Chicken Paprikash.  I'm glad I followed recommendations to make this side dish, my daughter thought it was perfect! It was very easy to make too!  We made this dish from scratch using organic flour, milk and eggs, butter and herbs. Although I recommend to buy organic always, it is not really required to make an outstanding dish. One thing I will do differently next time to make the shape better is to use my new Steel Spaetzle Maker. :)

1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 large eggs
1/4 cup milk
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 tablespoon minced fresh chives
1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley

  1. Mix all dry ingredients in a bowl.
  2. In another mixing bowl, mix the eggs and milk with a whisk.
  3. Combine the wet and dry ingredients well, until thick and smooth. Let the dough rest for 15 minutes.
  4. Bring 3 quarts of water to a boil, add salt, then simmer.
  5. Now to make the spaetzle: use a colander or slotted spoon to form the spaetzle, add dough in small batches in while holding the over the simmering water, push the dough through holes with a spatula or spoon. Cook for 3-4 minutes or until it spaetzle floats to the surface.
  6. Remove from simmering water, and give it a quick rinse under cold running water. 
  7. Repeat 5 and 6 until you finish cooking all the dough.
  8. Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat, add spaetzle. Toss gently to coat each spaetzle in butter and cook for about 2 minutes or until desired color is achieved. 
  9. Sprinkle with minced  chives and parsley, salt and pepper to taste before  serving.
  10. Enjoy!

Recipe adapted from here

I need more practice though to make sure I do it perfectly the next time. Planning on  getting the steel spaetzle maker? It is currently available on amazon, just click on the image below to check on the availability and price. 

Here are a few of the ingredients for this dish, just click on the images below and it will take you to

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