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Spatzle (German Noodles)

Spätzle, hergestellt mit Spätzlehobel

Spatzle

I recently went to Germany and had the chance to experience real German Spatzle. I’ve been making them for years since my mother went in the early 90’s and I have to say I think I like my whole wheat version better.  This is great as a side or in Chicken Noodle soup with much less work.

If you don’t have a Spatzle Maker use a cheese grater with large holes and a tuna can with both ends taken off.

A "hopper" (hobel) type spätzle maker

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Spatzle

2 c whole wheat flour
2 eggs
1 tsp salt
3/4 c whole milk
Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Meanwhile, mix the eggs & milk together then add to flour and salt. Stir just till comes together as a soft almost runny dough.  Plop the dough into the plastic part of the spatzle maker or the tuna can that is on the cheese grater. Stradle the spatzle maker or cheese grater across the top of the pan and run the can across the top as the dough drops into the boiling water. It’s done as it floats to the top.

We eat this as a side dish with butter or you can fry it in onions, butter and Swiss or parmesan cheese. We also use these in homemade chicken noodle soup. So much faster than rolling out dough and cutting into noodles.

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