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Nov 5, 2006 03:44 PM

Seeking Spaetzle Recipe [Split from Cookware board]

Slightly off topic, but I'm making spaetzle for the first time. Does anyone have a recipe they're willing to share? I know it's rather basic, but I'd like to know what works. Thanks.

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  1. This is my family recipe,
    2 eggs(beaten)
    2 Tbl lard (oil or Crisco can be substituted)
    1/2 cup whole milk
    1/2 cup water
    2- 1/2 cups AP flour
    1/2 tsp salt/white pepper (1/3 if using kosher)
    1/4 tsp baking powder

    Bring 4-5 qts of water to a boil and add 2-3 tsp of salt to water.

    Mix the eggs, lard(oil),and water, and milk. Sift together the flour,salt,and baking powder and mix the wet with the dry ingredients and set aside to restfor 20+ minutes.
    Using a spaetzle maker or forcing the dough though a slotted spoon into the rapidly boiling water and let cook till the rise to the top for 2-3 minutes. Drain the cooked dumplings with a slotted spoon and set aside till all are finished. You will usually need to cook the dumplings in 3-4 batches.

    In a large sauté or fry pan over medium heat, melt 2 TBL of butter(margarine can be used, but the flavor wont be as good) and add the drained dumplings and sauté till they just began to brown. Finish with 2-3 TBL of toasted bread crumbs and toss to combine. Serve with a parsley garnish and the gravy from a saurbraten.