Noodle-meets-dumpling: An Eastern European staple, spaetzle are tender and eggy and a great side dish for saucy mains or even a roast chicken.
Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen
Save Recipe Print
Total:
30 min
Active:
15 min
Yield:
Serves 4
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

Directions

Special equipment: a colander with 1/4-inch-wide holes

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.

Whisk the flour with the nutmeg, 1 teaspoon salt, and a few grinds of pepper in a large bowl. Make a well in the center and add the eggs and milk. Gradually mix the milk and eggs into the flour to make a sticky batter. 

Spray both sides of a colander with 1/4-inch-wide holes (see Cook's Note) with cooking spray then spoon the batter into the colander. Hold the colander directly above the pot of boiling water (using an oven mitt if necessary) and working quickly, use a rubber spatula to push the batter through the holes into the water. Simmer until all of the spaetzle float to the surface and are tender, about 2 minutes. Drain and transfer to a bowl. Toss the spaetzle with the butter and sprinkle with herbs, if using.

Cook's Note

Use a spaetzle maker for bigger noodles.

Categories:

My Private Notes

Add a Note
Get the Recipe

Berry Dessert Lasagna

This chilled berry trifle is an easy, crowd-pleasing dessert.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Spaetzle

Recipe courtesy of Tyler Florence

Spaetzle

Recipe courtesy of Christine Weissman

Spaetzle

Recipe courtesy of Food Network

Spaetzle

Spaetzle

Recipe courtesy of Mary Sue Milliken|Susan Feniger

Spaetzle

Recipe courtesy of Roland Radler

Spaetzle

Recipe courtesy of Hans Rockenwagner

Herbed Spaetzle

Recipe courtesy of Walter Staib

Browse Reviews By Keyword

          Check Out Our

          Get a sneak-peek of the new Food Network recipe page and give us your feedback.

          See it Now!

          Latest Stories