Monday, September 8, 2014

Spaetzle Dumpling

Spaetzle are noodles that are popular in Germany and Austria. They are handmade using a noodle maker, a tool with holes that allows the cook to drop tiny bits of batter into boiling water. The spaetzle cook quickly and are great for a quick meal or as a side to an elaborate meal.

I do not own a spaetzle maker so I made it using a hand held grater. It worked out great and the noodles look just like they are supposed to. These noodles can be combined with cheese to make European macaroni and cheese.

Recipe adapted from here
You will need
1/2 cup flour
a pinch nutmeg
1/4 tsp. salt
a pinch white pepper
1 egg
3 tbsp. milk

Bring 5 cups of water to a boil. Sift the flour and add the nutmeg, salt and white pepper. Beat the egg and add to the milk. Add the mixture to the flour and form a wet thick batter. Hold the tool of choice over the water and pour some of the batter over it. Push it through the holes into the simmering water. Let it cook for 5-8 minutes and remove. Repeat until all the batter is gone. Drain the prepared noodles. Heat butter in a pan and add the noodles. Heat through and remove from heat. Garnish with cilantro and serve.


  1. I like the cute shape you got from grater, nice recipe.

  2. Noodle dumplings turned out good. I can eat it as it is for a main course.

  3. That is a lot of effort Varada..making noodles at home. I am impressed. .and they look great too.

  4. Wow, I think you did an excellent job making spaetzle with a grater. Awesome.

  5. Looks like a great dish Varadha. I wish I could taste it..

  6. I have been wanting to try making spaetzle for the longest time - yours came out perfect

  7. Wow, that looks very cute varada. Home made noodles and that too with a grater, awesome!!!

  8. Noodle with a grater? Wow Varada that is amazing.


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