HOMEMADE SPAETZLE, an old recipe, from Germany

Nancy J. Patrykus


A German lady in Coblenz, Germany shared a few of her recipes with me in 1970. This is one of many.
My son was in the Air Force, stationed in Germany.
Him and his wife had off the base housing.
They rented an apartment on the second floor in a German couples farm home.
I went there for a visit, when there son was born. My first grand child.!
That is where I meet this wonderful landlady that shared many recipes with me.

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Family & guests
15 Min
5 Min
Stove Top


4 c
1/4 tsp
1-1/2 tsp
1-1/3 c
5 large
1 Tbsp
3 qt
water...for boiling
4-6 Tbsp
1/1/2 c
later=====dry bread crumbs....if desired


1Combine the flour, nutmeg and 1/2 the salt in a large bowl.
Pour the milk in another bowl, add the beaten eggs and beat until blended.
Gradually add the liquid mixture to the dry ingredients, stirring until a soft dough forms.
2Bring a large pot of water to a boil, add the last of salt and the oil to the water.
If using a spaetzle maker,(like I did) or even a large hole colander, press a cup of the dough through the holes with the back of a large spoon over the boiling water.
Cook the spaetzle, stir occasionally, for about 4 minutes.
They will rise to the top of the pot.
Check a couple to be sure they are done.
They are so good...you will probably , test a few more!
3Remove the spaetzle, with a slotted spoon.
Put into another colander over a bowl, and drain.
This will get rid of any water that was transferred with the spaetzle.
Then dump the little dumplings into a large skillet that has 1/2 stick of melted butter.
4Stir a little.
When all is cooked, you can save in a bowl, covered with plastic wrap, to save in refrigerator..
Then add to a soup, and even use as a base for stew, etc.
5I made "HUNGARIAN GOULISH" ,to serve over them.
I will put this recipe on soon.
This dish was served at the V.F.W. Post last wed.
Everyone loved it, and asked for the recipes!!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pasta, Other Main Dishes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: German
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Heirloom