Thea Pappalardo


This is my grandmother's version of spaetzle. I would imagine she got the recipe from her mother, who left Germany when she was a teenager. It is different from those noodley little things you get in a restaurant. These are more like little dumplings.


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1 1/2 c
1/2 tsp
1/4 tsp
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How to Make Spaetzle


  • 1Lightly beat eggs. Add water. Mix dry ingredients together and combine with eggs and water.
  • 2Drop small bits of dough from the end of a teaspoon into boiling salted water. Do not crowd. You may have to do a couple of batches. Once they rise to the surface (almost immediately), cook for an additional 1-2 minutes. Drain.
  • 3This next step is optional. I melt butter in a skillet and pan fry until lightly browned on each side. If you prefer, you can serve them straight from the boiling water.

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About Spaetzle

Course/Dish: Other Side Dishes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: German
Hashtags: #dumplings, #german

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