German Spaetzle

Spaetzle is a German egg noodle dumpling that is surprisingly easy to make. It is great as a side dish and easy to whip up as a substitute for pasta.

Add all the dry ingredients (2 1/4 cups flour, 1/4 tsp nutmeg, 1/4 tsp black pepper, and 1 tsp salt) in a mixing bowl. Add the wet ingredients (2 eggs and 1/3 cup milk). Mix together until you get a runny batter. Add a bit of water if it is still too thick.

To make the noodles, boil a pot of water and use a sieve with large holes. There are spaetzle makers but I don’t have one handy. When the water is at a rolling boil, scoop the batter into the ladle and using a spatula, push the batter through the hole. Let the batter drop into the water. Cook for about 1-2 minutes. The noodles will be ready when they start floating to the top of the water.

Quickly toss the noodles with some butter before serving. You can also fry it on high to brown some of the noodles. Serve with a sprinkle of parmesan cheese and your favourite mains. Enjoy!


  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 1/4 cups flour

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