Spaetzle – German Noodles

Spaetzle is a German noodle that is hearty, delicious, and easy to make- total cold weather comfort food that goes great with hearty and saucy winter foods. This recipe includes a gluten free version, too!

Recipe courtesy of Amanda from Crafty Cooking Mama.

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Servings 4-6servings
Prep Time 10minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Submitted By Amanda Colodonato from Crafty Cooking Mama
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Servings 4-6servings
Prep Time 10minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Submitted By Amanda Colodonato from Crafty Cooking Mama
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Ingredients
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Instructions
  1. In a large mixing bowl - whisk together flour, salt & nutmeg.
  2. Add in eggs and milk.
  3. Stir well for several minutes. Batter will be very thick.
  4. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
  5. Press spaetzle into boiling water using a press. A ricer works as well, or you can press the dough through a wide hole colander with a spatula. Do not overcrowd pot - you will have to cook a few batches.
  6. Stir a few times and cook until it floats. Let it simmer for another minute or two.
  7. Remove spaetzle with a slotted spoon and continue with remaining batter.
  8. If needed, add a tablespoon or two of butter to bowl of cooked spaetzle to keep it from sticking while cooking remainder.
  9. Spaetzle can be panfried with a little butter, tossed with brown butter or served with any sauce or stew you desire. Enjoy!
Gluten Free Version
  1. In a large mixing bowl - whisk together flour, salt & nutmeg.
  2. Add in eggs and milk.
  3. Stir well for several minutes. Batter will be very thick.
  4. Bring a large pot of water to a boil.
  5. Press spaetzle into boiling water using a press. A ricer works as well, or you can press the dough through a wide hole colander with a spatula. Do not overcrowd pot - you will have to cook a few batches.
  6. Stir a few times, cook until it floats & let it simmer for another 3-4 minutes.
  7. Remove spaetzle with a slotted spoon and continue with remaining batter.
  8. Add a tablespoon of butter to bowl of cooked spaetzle to keep it from sticking while cooking remainder. The gluten-free spaetzle will hold much more water, so tossing it in a colander in the sink can help get rid of some of the extra liquid.
  9. Serve immediately. If not serving immediately, rinse the spaetzle with cold water. This helps it to stay plump, keep a nicer texture and not get so sticky.
  10. Gluten-free spaetzle can be tossed/drizzled with butter or brown butter or served with any sauce or stew you desire. It's not recommend to pan fry with butter - it tends to clump when pan fried. Serve with sauce or stew of your choice.
Recipe Notes

Gluten Free recipe will make 2-4 servings.

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