1. In a large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients except butter, adding enough liquid so that batter is the consistency of a thick crepe batter. With a wooden spoon or spatula, beat batter in a circular motion, to incorporate as much air as possible into the dough (about 5 minutes). Allow dough to rest 10 minutes, then beat again another 5 minutes.
2. Bring lightly salted water (or stock) to a boil. Turn heat down so water just simmers. Using a large-holed colander, vegetable mill, spatzle cutter or a pastry bag, drop small bits of dough into simmering liquid. (If using colander, press batter through holes. With pastry bag, break off small bits with a knife; or place a flat, large-holed cheese grater over top of pot and press batter through the openings with a spatula.) When cooked, spatzle will rise to the surface (about 5 minutes).
3. Remove with a slotted spoon, rinse under cold water and drain well. (To keep ahead of time, place spatzle on a damp towel and refrigerate, up to a day or two.)
To reheat, place butter on a large baking pan and place in moderate oven to melt butter. Spread spatzle on pan and toss to coat with butter. Heat, uncovered, in 350 F. oven until golden brown and slightly crisp. Or saute in butter.Good served with veal or pork chops and sour cream gravy.
Good served with veal or pork chops and sour cream gravy.
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|Serving Size: 1 Recipe (1390g)|
|Recipe Makes: 1|
|Calories from Fat: 3190 (73%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 354.4g||473 %|
|Saturated Fat 199.4g||997 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 100.6g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 21.7g|
|Cholesterol 3905.2mg||1202 %|
|Sodium 3877.4mg||134 %|
|Potassium 1647.4mg||43 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 179.3g||53 %|
|Dietary Fiber 10.3g||41 %|
|Sugars, other 169.1g|
|Protein 121g||173 %|
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Calories per serving: 4342
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KanainThe nutmeg is one ingredient that does not belong in the recipe. I will go back to the Betty Crocker cook book next time I decide to make Spatzels.4y ago
emilylovesu2Tasty but time consuming, especially if you don't have the spatzel making device.4y ago
JeetYetWe really liked this. I used my colander - that was a lot of work! I WILL make this again, but not until I invest (about $10 is all) in a spatzel maker. I sauted them in a cast iron skillet for about 4 minutes then popped them in the oven (in the cast iron skillet) for about 10 more minutes. Fantastic! Thanks for the recipe.5y ago
QuerianI made this after returning from Germany and Austria. I used it I'm goulash and to make kasespatzel (cheese spatzel) and it was good! I might cheat and just use pasta in the future though!5y ago
blueskierGood served with veal or pork chops and sour cream gravy. Best way to finish them is to brown them up nicely in a cast iron pan with lots of butter.11y ago
blueskierGood served with veal or pork chops and sour cream gravy. [I posted this recipe.]11y ago