Spaetzle is a small german pasta. It’s got a consistency something like scrambled eggs, but tastes like regular pasta. With some salt and pepper and lemon zest, it makes a very nice side dish.

Servings and Times

Serves: 4
Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes

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We start by heating a big pot of water. We then sift the flour into a large bowl. We then add the salt and mix. In a small bowl, we put the water and egg and slowly mix those into the flour with a wooden spoon. We want the batter to be free of lumps and quite elastic.

We do not have a spaetzle-maker, so we use a colander. When the water is boiling, we add some salt. Then we use a spoon and push some of the batter through the colander and into the boiling water. We use about a third of the batter. We cook for about 3-5 minutes until floating and tender. We use a slotted spoon to remove the cooked spaetzle and place in a serving bowl with some melted butter. We continue with another third of the batter until all the spaetzle is cooked. We add salt and pepper to taste and finish with some lemon zest.

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