I've just made some spaetzle for lunch and thought you might like to have the recipe......seeing I don't have a spaetzle maker It took a few experiments to work out what to use...but its all fun here.
I still have plenty of batter to make up more tonight for dinner for the whole family.
Spaetzle...serves as a side dish 6-8 people
1 cup milk (I used kefir milk...and about 1/2 cup extra)
3 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
Beat the eggs until foamy with a wire whisk. Beat in the milk until well combined. Mix together the flour and salt and then stir into the egg mixture a little at t time. The dough should become stiff and elastic.
Bring a big pot of water to a boil. *Using a spaetzle maker, fill the square basket with the dough. Rest the unit over the pot and slide the basket back and forth, watching little bits of dough plop into the water. You’ll know the noodles are done when they rise to the surface, which should take about 2-3 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon to a bowl. Cover while you finish with the remaining dough.
*I don't have a spaetzle maker...but I found this potato press in the op-shop the other day for $2...and couldn't help but try it on the spaetzle...I had to thin the dough to more like a thick batter....but you could just use a colander to let the batter drip through....
|Too thick...the batter wouldn't drop|
Too close together, they stuck to each other.
|Changed the holes...|
|A bit too chunky..but it works.|
|Test: Thinned some batter with more Kefir|
|The batter runs almost freely.|
|A much better size.|
Here's a side dish for one....I had enough to serve the 5 family members.
It just shows...you don't always need to have the gadget they suggest.....although I could have just used a colander...but I got this potato ricer at the op-shop for $2...and was looking for an excuse to use it...
Mum and I enjoyed our very filling hearty lunch, and hubby didn't believe I had made the pasta...lol...he should pay more attention and not watch so much wrestling...lol.
Although I haven't made spaetzle heaps of times (YET)....I do plan to try different ways of making it...with a stiffer dough...my knife skills aren't that great to cut thin slices off a chopping board into the boiling water (the German method)...and I can't imagine being quick enough to be productive for a family of five.....but I was thinking of almost freezing the dough..then grating it on a grater....I wonder if that would work? Any ideas?