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German Spaetzle Dumplings

German Spaetzle Dumplings

MARBALET

Traditional German dumplings. You can also mince a few pieces of bacon in a pan, and heat the cooked spaetzle in the bacon drippings-only omit the butter, if preparing recipe with bacon.

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 141 kcal
  • 7%
  • Fat:
  • 6 g
  • 9%
  • Carbs:
  • 16.8g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 4.7 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 81 mg
  • 27%
  • Sodium:
  • 269 mg
  • 11%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Mix together flour, salt, white pepper, and nutmeg. Beat eggs well, and add alternately with the milk to the dry ingredients. Mix until smooth.
  2. Press dough through spaetzle maker, or a large holed sieve or metal grater.
  3. Drop a few at a time into simmering liquid. Cook 5 to 8 minutes. Drain well.
  4. Saute cooked spaetzle in butter or margarine. Sprinkle chopped fresh parsley on top, and serve.
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Reviews

Amy S.
686
6/2/2006

Great recipe, the flavor is BETTER! than our favorite authentic German restaurant. The nutmeg makes it so good, my family raved. I served this with pot roast in a red wine, mushroom gravy and roasted asparagus. Thanks for sharing this recipe!! **By the way, a Ziptop bag with 4 or 5 small wholes punched with a skewer was a lot easier to handle than the strainer method. The texture was more authentic as well.

Paula B
458
1/22/2006

These are wonderful. My kids love them. I do not have a Spaetzle maker, so i use a flat cheese grater. The first few times I made these I burned my hand a few times. *** Last time I used two clothespins to secure the grater to the edge of my pot. It worked perfectly!*** No more burns and the preparation went so much quicker.

Petunia Pig
266
2/10/2004

This recipe was wonderful with our Beef Strogonoff! It was a little tricky to make at first but we got the hang of it fast. One tip is to be careful not to have the strainer/colander too close to the boiling water else it may cook the dough before it goes through - making it a little more difficult.