Ingredients

How to make it

  • Combine flour, salt and nutmeg. Add eggs and mix. Pour milk into the dough little by little, until a smooth batter forms, slightly thinner than brownie batter. Let rest at least five minutes. Bring two quarts of water with 1/2 teaspoon of salt to a boil in a heavy 4-5 quart pan. Plan on boiling at least two batches from this recipe.
  • Set a large colander, one with large holes, over the saucepan and press the dough, a few spoonfuls at a time, through the holes directly into the water. Boil for 5-8 minutes until the noodles are tender to the bite. Remove noodles with a slotted spoon and place in cold water then drain a little longer in a sieve or mesh strainer. Toss with a little olive oil. When ready to use, heat a skillet and place butter or margarine in the skillet over a medium high heat. Add spatzle and saute, until golden on the edges. Serve with gravy, put in soup or add butter and herbs. Tip: A variation is to add herbs to the spatzle after it is cooked, such as parsley, chives, thyme, sage, or nutmeg. Salt and pepper spatzle to taste. Spatzle can be prepared the day ahead of serving, but toss it well with oil and refrigerate. Then when ready to use, do the skillet process.
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    " It was excellent "
    laurakaay ate it and said...
    Sounds awesome, I love Spaetzel! Thanks for sharing! ~Laura ;D
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    " It was excellent "
    rockyruby ate it and said...
    I have to tell you that this is exactly like my grandmothers recipe, which I have misplaced...I am so thrilled to have come across this. It's certainly a 5 in my book! Thanks!
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    " It was excellent "
    recipesrule ate it and said...
    Hey Shirley girl! Have never made Spaetzle myself, but have had them at a local restaurant Gasthaus Gutenberger, where they serve delicious Spaetzle with Wienerschnitzel und Jaegersosse und Rotkohl und solche gute Dinger! Have to give this a try 'cause I think the whole family will love it!
    Betty
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    " It was excellent "
    silverqueen ate it and said...
    Hi ShirleyOma,

    This sounds really fantastic I will have this tomorrow. Got my 5 sorry that I haven't been on my group lately but been packing to move. thanks for a great post.

    Have a grand day luv!!!!

    SQ
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  • conner909 6 years ago
    I 4got to tell you, that I did use a spaetzle maker and when researching spaetzle on the internet found many recipes with varying proportions of flour and egg. I also let the dough 'set' for several hours before cooking. I think the nutmeg is an important ingredient in this recipe.
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  • conner909 6 years ago
    I 4got to tell you, that I did use a spaetzle maker and when researching spaetzle on the internet found many recipes with varying proportions of flour and egg. I also let the dough 'set' for several hours before cooking. I think the nutmeg is an important ingredient in this recipe.
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  • conner909 6 years ago
    Shirley, the same dinner party I served the olive cheese balls I served German food...spaetzle, rouladen and red cabbage. Everyone really loved the spaeetzle and the gravy from the rouladen! Good post!
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  • willie1343 6 years ago
    willie1343
    Love spaetzle will try your recipe Grand kids
    love them fryed in butter thanks.
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    " It was excellent "
    danadooley ate it and said...
    Oh, how I love my CARBS!! Yum yum yum yum yum! Thanks oma - brilliant recipe. Definitely worth at least a 5 ;)
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    " It was excellent "
    httpmom ate it and said...
    Hi Shirley,
    I LOVE spaetzle! I was unsuccessful at it for years until our German Exchange student, Wolfgang, showed me how to do it right. Your recipe is very similar to his family recipe. I know it's good!
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    " It was excellent "
    divaliscious ate it and said...
    I made my first ever spaetzle only a few months ago - and yes I had been hooked earlier, but now I am totally driven nut - your recipe sounds great and I am sure to try it very soon, now that I have learned some of your tricks to making it easier - thanks!
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    " It was excellent "
    bluewaterandsand ate it and said...
    I have never tried Spaetzle but it sounds very good. I will try your recipe.
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    " It was excellent "
    mao65 ate it and said...
    I love spaetzle! thanks for the recipe Shirley. I can't wait to try this one.
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  • tobisgirl 6 years ago
    My husband is from the Black Forest area and he loves Spaetzle...he could have it with everything! I will try this recipe...can't wait! Do you have a recipe for schufnudel?
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  • shirleyoma 6 years ago
    Just made Spaetzle with Shrimp for Dinner tonite, so good, it had been awhile... hugssssss to all
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    " It was excellent "
    henrie ate it and said...
    Got my five, love german food.
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  • pudgy47 6 years ago
    Never made spaetzel, Must try this Shirley. Thanks.
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    " It was excellent "
    tinadunlap ate it and said...
    i have been looking for a recipe like this for a lng time and here you have it. thanks, will be trying this soon. i bet this would make a wonderful side dish. thankyou shirley p.s. we always go to the German festival in new orleans sadly they don't serve spaetzel. had this dish at disney world when my girls were 4 now they are 24.
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    " It was excellent "
    mystic_river1 ate it and said...
    Oma that is super.Thanks for the post. Joymarie
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    " It was excellent "
    lunasea ate it and said...
    Thanks, Shirley sweetie - can't wait to try your spaetzle. I love it so!! Great post - you get a high 5 from me...*hugs*

    ~Vickie
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