Spaetzle with Smoked Ham and Poached Celery Hearts

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 30 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 20 min
  • Yield: 6 to 8 servings
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Ingredients

3 cups flour

1 teaspoon salt

2 eggs beaten

1 cup milk

1 tablespoon butter

1 pound smoked ham, diced

Poached celery, recipe follows

Poached Celery:

6 celery hearts

2 tablespoons butter

1 cup white wine

Salt and pepper

Directions

  1. Sift the flour and salt into a bowl. Make a well and mix in eggs and milk.
  2. Bring a saucepan of water to a boil. Dampen a plastic cutting board and place dough mixture on it. Cut off strips of dough into water and cook for 3 minutes.
  3. Drain spaetzle, rinse under cold water, and set aside.
  4. In a large skillet heat up butter and saute spaetzle until lightly brown. Toss with smoked ham and garnish with poached celery.

Poached Celery:

  1. Cut hearts in half lengthwise. Boil celery in salted water until fork tender, about 5 minutes and shock in cold water. Warm up butter in saute pan and saute celery until golden brown, about 2 minutes over low heat. Add white wine, salt, and pepper and simmer for 5 minutes. Serve alongside spaetzle.
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