A lusciously tasty German traditional sidedish, Spaetzle Noodles are a favorite, served with pot roasts, stews, schnitzel or Sauerbraten. Simply wonderful!

Spaetzle Noodles
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Recipe type: Side Dish
Cuisine: German
Serves: 4
  • 3 Cups flour; unbleached
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 4 eggs; large, beaten
  • 1/2 Cup water, or more
  • 1/4 Cup butter
  1. Sift flour, salt and nutmeg together in a bowl.
  2. Pour eggs and 1/4 cup water into middle of flour mixture, beat with a wooden spoon. Add enough water to make the dough slightly sticky, yet keeping it elastic and stiff.
  3. Using a spaetzle machine or a colander with medium holes, press the noodles into a large pot full of boiling salted water.
  4. Cook noodles in the water about 5 minutes or until they rise to the surface. Lift noodles out and drain on paper towels.
  5. Brown noodles in melted butter over low heat.

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