Monday, September 28, 2009

spatzle

Have you ever had this? It's a German noodle/dumpling- buttery chewy and absolutely delicious!
This is a spatzel maker, but you don;t need one! A colander works fine, too. (I used to use one until I found this baby at Marshall's for $3.99~such a deal.

To make: 4eggs
4 c flour
1tsp salt
1/4 tsp nutmeg
mix together until it's elastic. I did a sink full of dishes while my friendly mixer did the work... (yes-you read right- I do my own dishes- no dishwasher in this ol house unless it's my hubby!)


Aw, thanks Miss Kitchen Aid!




Now, just put your colander or spazle maker over some boiling salted water and push the gooey dough through!



these babies are great because they tell you when they're done... they float right to the surface.





you can eat em fresh out of the pot or.... melt a bit of butter






and let them swim about in it!








top with some fresh pepper and a dash of salt...and.....









watch out if it's left unattended!







12 comments:

Brandi Bond said...

So cute!

Lisa said...

I have always wanted to try this!

michellel8175 said...
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Michelle said...

Now I want a spatzel maker!!!

David said...

Wow this looks great. What a nice simple dish. And it looks like it might be easy to make.

I received your package today. Thanks so much for the sazon!

Coleen's Recipes said...

What an excellent post (I love the last photo), and thank you for the "how to" photos...they really help.

Cindy said...

My Mother used to talk about spatzel but I never had an opportunity to try it. Now that I see how easy it is, I am going to give it a try. Thank you!

5thsister said...

I thought I commented on this yesterday. Oh well, I'll try again. Here goes:

You would think that I, of 3/4 GERMAN ancestry, would have had this and made this before. I've done neither. I would love to try this recipe but, although I ask for one every year, I do not have a Kitchen Aid. How long do you think it would take to mix by hand with my hand held beater? Also, do you have any suggestions as to what to serve this with? Thanks Michelle!

David said...

Hey again Michelle. I just wanted to add that I really like those countertops. Are those silstone? Do they have a coating so they aren't porous? We were going to get silstone when we remodeled our kitchen but went with hi def because we went over budget replacing our roof :-(

mama keith said...

You can use a hand held mixer, mix for about 5 minutes or so... I made em by hand once. What a workout!

AndreaQ said...

Spaetzle is wonderful! I've never had home made-think I need to go out and buy a spaetzle maker!

mamakeith said...

the countertops are granite, they were much needed as my old counter was from 1956 and falling apart! I don't think this one will fall apart! We got a good deal from a local guy, there are TONS of granite places around here so it's only a few hundred more than a top quality synthetic.