Recipe courtesy of Gourmet Magazine

Herbed Spaetzle

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr
  • Prep: 30 min
  • Cook: 30 min
  • Yield: 6 servings
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5 quarts salted water

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 1/4 teaspoons salt

3/4 cup milk

2 cups packed fresh parsley leaves (preferably flat-leafed), washed and spun dry

3 large eggs

1/2 cup water

1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh rosemary leaves

1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter


  1. In a 6-quart kettle, bring 5 quarts salted water to a boil.
  2. In a large bowl whisk together flour and salt.
  3. In a heavy saucepan, bring milk just to a simmer. Put the parsley in a blender. With the blender motor running, add the milk to the parsley, and blend until milk is very green.
  4. In a bowl, whisk together eggs and water and add parsley milk in a slow stream, whisking constantly.
  5. Add milk mixture to flour mixture, whisking until mixture forms a soft, smooth batter-like dough.
  6. Force the dough through a spaetzle-maker into the boiling water, or drizzle through a large-holed colander.
  7. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Stir the spaetzle gently, to separate, and boil for 5 minutes, or until just tender.
  8. In a large colander drain the spaetzle and rinse well under cold water. Drain the cooled spaetzle well and transfer to a large baking dish.
  9. In a small heavy saucepan, cook the rosemary with salt and pepper, to taste, in butter over moderate heat, stirring, for 2 minutes.
  10. Drizzle the rosemary butter over the spaetzle, tossing well.
  11. Season the spaetzle with salt and pepper. Spaetzle may be prepared up to this point 1 day ahead and chilled, covered.
  12. Bake the spaetzle, covered with foil, in oven 20 minutes, or until heated through.