Spaetzle

Spaetzle

The name spaetzle is German for "little sparrow," which is what the shape of these tiny noodles or dumplings resemble. Serve them as a side dish—tossed with a little melted butter like potatoes or rice, or topped with a creamy sauce or gravy. If you want to make them quickly, look for a spaetzle maker in your favorite kitchenware store.

Prep Time

10

Minutes

Total Time

25

Minutes

Makes

6

servings

2
large eggs, beaten
1/4
cup milk or water
1
cup all-purpose flour*
1/4
teaspoon salt
Dash pepper
1
tablespoon butter or margarine
  1. Fill 4-quart Dutch oven half full with water; heat to boiling. In medium bowl, mix eggs, milk, flour, salt and pepper with fork (batter will be thick).
  2. Press a few tablespoons of the batter at a time through colander with 1/4-inch holes, or spaetzle maker, into boiling water. Stir once or twice to prevent sticking. Cook about 2 to 5 minutes or until spaetzle rise to surface and are tender; drain. Toss with butter.
Makes 6 servings (about 1/2 cup each)
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*Do not use self-rising flour in this recipe.
Lighter Spaetzle:
For 2 grams of fat and 100 calories per serving, substitute 1/2 cup fat-free egg product for the eggs.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving )
  • Calories 120
    • (Calories from Fat 35),
  • Total Fat 4g
    • (Saturated Fat 1 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 75mg;
  • Sodium 135mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 17g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 0g),
  • Protein 5g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.