Spaetzle (German Dumplings) Recipe

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Submitted by geekgirl415

Makes 6 servings



Recipe courtesy of PostBulletin.com - 10/02/09 - celebration of Oktoberfest http://postbulletin.typepad.com/great_taste/2009/10/spaetzle-recipethe-family-treasure.html I fell in love with Spaetzle when we first went to Munich- and believe it or not, had the best of the trip at the police barracks commissary in Dachau. It was served with venison and that meal remains in my heart as one of my favorites of the trip. (plus I was sharing a meal with some very handsome police officers!). It is best with the gravy for whatever meat you're serving it with.

Recipe Ingredients for Spaetzle (german dumplings)

6 eggs
5 tbsp non-fat milk
2 1/2 c all-purpose flour
6 tsp nutmeg
4 tbsp salted butter
1/8 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper

Recipe Directions for Spaetzle (german dumplings)

  1. Recipe requires a spaetzle press or hobel. If you are making spaetzle for soup, omit the last step of pan frying in butter.

  2. Mix eggs, milk, flour, nutmeg, salt and white pepper. Add just enough flour so that the dough isn't sticky but it's not too firm that it holds a ball shape. ("You don't want it so firm that you have to break your arm to move it across the grate. You don't want it so runny that when you put it inside the hopper it oozes out. There's a happy medium in there," says a sibling.)

  3. Place ten to twelve cups of water in a stock pot and bring to a gentle boil. Place dough in spaetzle maker and press through into boiling water. Cook for a minute or two, or until noodles rise to the top. Remove spaetzle with large sieve or slotted spoon. On a dry cloth, spread noodles and allow to cool so they don't stick together.

  4. Take some of the butter and heat in large skillet. Saute noodles until very lightly browned, adding more butter as needed to prevent sticking. Remove from pan. Noodles may be refrigerated and warmed later but are best if served immediately.

  5. Yield: Four to five side servings

Categories

Side Dish, FrenchGerman

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 120.7g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
336
Calories from Fat
121
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
13.4g
21%
Saturated Fat
6.9g
34%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
207mg
69%
Sodium
173mg
7%
Potassium
145mg
4%
Total Carbohydrates
41.8g
14%
Dietary Fiber
1.9g
8%
Sugars
1.8g
Protein
11.6g
Vitamin A 10% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 5% Iron 18%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B
  Good points
  • Low in sodium
  • Low in sugar
  • High in selenium
  •   Bad points
  • High in saturated fat
  • Very high in cholesterol
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