Sunday, February 27, 2011


Spaetzle is a German/Austrian type of fresh pasta. The fresh dough has a consistency that is between bread dough and pancake batter. You can make it in a stand mixer using paddle or mix it by hand in a bowl.

1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup milk
2 eggs
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 pinch freshly ground white pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons butter

Mix together flour, salt, white pepper, and nutmeg. Beat eggs well, add milk and mix until smooth.
Press dough/batter through spaetzle maker, or scrape small pieces of the dough off the wood cutting board edge into boiling water. When spaetzle come to surface cook additional 5 minutes. Transfer to bowl with cold water and when cool remove with strainer and drain.
Sauté cooked spaetzle in butter.


Ellie said...

Hmmmm . . . Nutmeg. I bet that gives it an interesting flavor. I will have to give it a try! Thanks :)

Jerry said...

Thanks, Ellie. One advice: do not try to use food processor. I almost fried my Cuisinart. The goo that masquerades as a dough just grabbed the blade and stopped it dead. Next time I’ll use stand mixer. I have always done it by hand but it is a lot of hard work.