Saturday, April 17, 2010

Weekend Kitchen Gadget-A German Affair

While in Germany we fell in love with Spaetzle, a flour and egg noodle. The noodles are small like pasta. It is so easy to make. and if you have a Spaetzle maker it is really easy. My daughter is taking German in highschool and just loves Spaetzle. We do not have it often.

This is a spaetzle maker. They cost under 10.00 at most stores. I saw them at Bed Bath and Beyond. I also found one at the kitchen fantasy.com. Mine was purchased in Germany at Waccamaw.

Now for the Recipe:
"Spaetzle"
from the Kaernter Stub'n Restaurant, Millstaetter


225 g (7oz) flour, I use Organic unbleached all-purpose flour.
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1 large egg, beaten
3/4 cup (6oz) water


  • Put flour and salt in a bowl make a well.
  • In the well put in beaten egg and water
  • Mix together with a wooden spoon, It will be fairly stiff.
  • Let batter sit for about 30 minutes.

In the meantime bring salt water to a boil. {how to make salt water, add about 2 tablespoon salt to 6 quarts of water. stir.}

This is the easy part if you have the Spaetzle maker. It will sit right on top of the pot.
  • simply put the batter into the square holder and move back and forth. As the Spaetzle cooks it will rise to the top. This does not take long. Using a strainer spoon, ladle into a heated serving dish.
Now if you do not have a Spaetzle maker:
  • Put the batter on a wood board. With a knife cut into small pieces and drop into the boiling salt water. Cook as mentioned above.
You can serve it several different ways.
1.This is how it is served at the restaurant.
  • 1/4 cup (2oz)sour cream- warmed
  • 60g(2oz) butter, melted.
  • Pour sour cream over Spaetzle mix well then pour butter over them.

2. Serve with Sauerbraten sauce or Jagersauce ( hunter gravy). This is how we serve it.

2 comments:

  1. Oh this looks like fun!! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. I have this gadget and it is a blessing! I love using it! Great post. Come link up any of your yummy recipes in my RECIPE 2 TAB! Delish! Love the Octoberfest theme!

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