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Homemade Spaetzle

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Tasty little dumplings! Serve in place of noodles, rice, or potatoes.

Ingredients

  • 2 whole Eggs, Beaten
  • ¾ cups Water
  • 1-½ cup All-purpose Flour
  • ¼ teaspoons Salt
  • 1 cube Bouillon (I Used Chicken)
  • Butter, To Taste
  • Parsley, To Taste
  • Salt To Taste

Preparation

Combine eggs, water, flour and salt, beating until smooth.

Add bouillon cube to 6 cups boiling water. Put batter into the spaetzle maker and place over the pot of boiling water.

Slide the basket back and forth letting tiny dumplings fall into the water. When done, they will rise to the surface.

Do not put too much batter into water at a time or it will not cook properly.

Use a slotted spoon to strain them and place in a colander.

Gently shake off excess water and place into a large covered bowl.

Repeat the process until all of the dough is used.

Lightly toss with butter, parsley, and salt to taste and serve in place of noodles, rice, or potatoes. In the picture above, I served it with my honey balsamic chicken.

I’ve never tried making this without my spaetzle maker, but I’ve heard you can use a rubber spatula to press spaetzle batter into pot through 1/4-inch holes of coarse grater, colander, etc….

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Andrea Kaye on 6.10.2011

I made the spaetzle last night, and added in some sauteed pancetta, onions, green peppers, parsley, and crushed red pepper flakes. It was really great, everyone raved. Just be careful with the red pepper flakes not to add too much. I added some crumbled goat cheese to mine, and it was great.

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heartless8621 on 4.11.2011

I’ve tried making spaetzle before (I do have the maker!) and it’s never really worked out.
I will definitely give this a try! My husband LOVES spaetzle and schnitzle so he’ll be ecstatic when I make this!

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spiderwoman on 5.2.2010

I made this last night. Amazing! I used a large hole flat cheese grater and pushed the batter through with a spoon. Turned out perfect. I always liked the Birds Eye frozen foods bavarian green beans and spaetzle and I am going to make them next with this recipe.
DH was very impressed as well.
Thank you!

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tess on 4.29.2010

I love it when something ridiculously easy to make taste so delicious! Adding the bouillon to the boiling water is really clever too. I hate that I’ve never thought to do that on my own! Thanks for a great recipe!

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Rhonda on 1.27.2010

This turned out great after I got the hang of it, working with a flat grater. I haven’t found a spaetzle maker, may have to buy online now that I know I’ll make this more often.

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fightpilotswife on 6.6.2012

Ahhhh, I have missed making spaetzle! Thanks for the great recipe and reason to bust out my spaetzle maker. :)

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Agus Yornet on 10.15.2011

Totally amazing!! super easy and fast! the result was great, I made the recipe for 3 persons and the portion were just right!

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Laura A on 9.18.2011

This was amazing!! It was so easy to make and sooo delicious. I used a cheese grater and pushed the dough through with a rubber spatula. I will be making this again soon!!

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hayesmom3 on 6.1.2011

Made this using the colander. It worked great. The taste was wonderful. Even my picky eaters loved it. I will be trying different seasonings with it next time.

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kelkat on 6.1.2011

This was a great, east and tasty. I used a bbq pizza pan with the holes and a silicon spatula and it worked great. I seasoned mine with pepper and garlic salt.

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