Spaetzle, also known as Swabian egg noodles, are a traditional German dish that is similar to Italian pasta. They are soft, eggy, and have a slightly chewy texture that makes them the perfect addition to any meal. In this article, we will show you how to cook spaetzle the traditional Swabian way.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 4 large eggs
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/2 cup milk
- Make the dough: In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, eggs, salt, pepper, nutmeg, and milk until a smooth dough forms. If the dough is too thick, add a bit more milk. If it’s too thin, add a bit more flour.
- Boil the spaetzle: Fill a large pot with salted water and bring to a boil. Using a spaetzle maker, hold it over the pot and squeeze the dough through the holes into the boiling water. You can also use a colander with large holes, but a spaetzle maker will give you a more authentic shape.
- Cook the spaetzle: Cook the spaetzle for 2-3 minutes or until they float to the surface. Using a slotted spoon, remove the spaetzle from the water and drain well.
- Serve: Serve the spaetzle hot with your favorite sauce or toppings. They are delicious with cheese, caramelized onions, or a simple butter and parsley sauce.
Now that you know how to cook spaetzle Swabian egg noodles, it’s time to give this traditional dish a try. They are quick and easy to make, and the perfect addition to any meal. So why not surprise your family with a delicious and authentic German dish tonight?