Friday, August 23, 2013


This is a great little German side dish that makes a good substitute for noodles or potatoes.  It’s our favorite side dish to make with Cordon Bleu.  If you don’t have a Spätzle maker you can use a large-holed colander, but the Spätzle maker works best.  You can find them online or at your local kitchen store.


1 cup sifted flour
½ tsp. salt
pinch of nutmeg
pinch of paprika
1 tbl. fresh chives, finely chopped
1 egg, slightly beaten
1/3 cup cold water
2 tbl. melted butter

·         Sift the flour with the salt, nutmeg, and paprika
add chives to the flour mix
·         Mix the egg with the water and add slowly to the flour mixture
·         Using an electric mixer, beat until smooth (it will be thick)
·         Bring about 2 quarts of water to a boil in a large saucepan
·         Using either a Spätzle maker or a large-holed colander (well above the water) spoon about 1/3 of the batter into the Spätzle maker or colander and squish it through the holes into the boiling water
·         Cook 3 to 4 minutes (Spätzle will float to the top when done), then remove Spätzle with a slotted spoon and keep warm while cooking the remaining Spätzle
·         Toss with melted butter and serve hot

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